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LCV Statement on Bipartisan Budget Agreement

Oct 27, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the White House and Congressional leaders announced a bipartisan budget agreement. In response, LCV Deputy Legislative Director Alex Taurel issued the following statement:

“We commend Leader Pelosi, Leader Reid, and President Obama for negotiating a deal free of ideological attacks on our environment that finally ends the cuts that hamper investment in our economy and the priorities of our families. We urge Congress to pass this budget deal and then pass a clean spending bill free of anti-environmental riders that funds all federal agencies at a level that allows them to continue protecting our air, water, lands and wildlife.  Any future efforts by the Republican leadership to shortchange the environment or insert harmful riders would only heighten the risk of a government shutdown come December 11.”