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Senator Roberts: Bipartisan Budget Act Avoids Shutdown; Funds Key Priorities for Nation

Includes: Disaster Assistance, Increases in Military Funding, Health Care Improvements

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee and Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today said the Bipartisan Budget Act avoids a government shutdown, boosts funding for the military, contains disaster assistance for states hard hit by natural disasters, improves livestock disaster programs and contains several important healthcare provisions.

“I am pleased Senate leadership from both parties has negotiated this deal,” Roberts said. “Kansans are tired of the brinksmanship. They want certainty and security, and this bipartisan bill delivers both.

“I have long said the sequester was terrible policy, especially for ...


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