Sen. Murray on Budget Deal: 'We Need to Have a Budget in Place'

Liam Sigler | July 25, 2019 | 5:32pm EDT
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( – When asked about the budget deal agreed to among President Donald Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (D-Ky.), Democratic Sen. Patty Murray (Wash.) said “we need to have a budget in place,” even if it is not necessarily a deal she would have written.

At the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, asked Senator Murray, “The recent budget deal that Speaker Pelosi, Leader McConnell, and President Trump agreed to allows the government to borrow a limitless amount of money until July 31, 2021. Do you support that?”

The Senator replied, “I’m waiting to see what happens in the House, I’ve been looking at the budget today. We need to have a budget in place -- not one I would have written, probably not one the Republicans would have written -- but we need a process and a certainty.”

If the budget is not passed there is potential for a default on the national debt and automatic cuts to military and domestic spending.

The House Freedom Caucus has already declared its opposition to the bill, tweeting that it is not “responsible.”

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