Maloney Statement on Passage of Two Year Bipartisan Budget Agreement
Washington, D.C. - Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) supported the bipartisan Murray-Ryan budget deal, repealing the worst effects of the last Congress’ sequester with a vote of 332-94.
“This bipartisan deal ends the kind of furloughs we’ve seen at West Point and Stewart Air Base, reverses the last Congress’ reckless across-the-board cuts that hurt Hudson Valley businesses and families, and still reduces government spending,” said Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney. “Any compromise is imperfect, and I am deeply disappointed that this deal did not extend unemployment insurance benefits for more than 100,000 New Yorkers, but this agreement moves our country forward and prevents Tea Party Republicans in Congress from manufacturing another irresponsible and economically damaging crisis.”
Rep. Maloney is a co-sponsor of H.R.3546, Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2013, which would renew the federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation program for an additional year, preventing an immediate expiration of benefits for 1.3 million Americans and 127,000 New Yorkers during the week of Dec. 28.