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Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on House passage of H.R. 1314, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015:

“Today the House acted to protect our economy and American jobs, while preserving our hard-fought accomplishments toward reducing our debt. This agreement will strengthen our national security and provide needed resources to the men and women who serve this country in our armed forces. It includes real reforms to entitlement programs that are on the verge of bankruptcy, reduces unsustainable mandatory spending, and repeals a burdensome Obamacare mandate. And it establishes ‘regular order’ for next year’s appropriations process.

“This deal is not perfect. However, too often we are forced to govern by crisis—and too often these Washington-made cliffs hold us back from laying out a bold vision and from pursuing real solutions for the American people. It doesn’t need to be like this, and I look forward to continue working with my colleagues on solutions that will make Washington work better and change the direction of our country.”