Brendan Daly, Communications Director for Speaker Nancy Pelosi, released the following statement this afternoon:
"The proposal passed by the House gives our troops everything they need and more. The House and Senate acted quickly to respond to the needs of our troops and our veterans, but also to the strongly held views of the American people. The executive and legislative branches each have a role in this process, and the Speaker encourages the President not to assign blame to Congress for doing its job.
"The Speaker has repeatedly encouraged the President to come to the table and work with the Congress. The security of our nation and welfare of our men and women in uniform requires it."