Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (TX-26) released the following statement after a bipartisan agreement was reached that funds the Department of Defense and prevents a government shutdown.
"An agreement has been made that will cut $79 billion below President Obama's 2011 budget proposal. This is the second largest spending cut in the history of our country. More importantly, this agreement will ensure that our military and their families do not see any interruption in their pay and will have the resources they need as America continues to engage in three wars. In addition, this agreement will prevent a government shutdown.
"We still have a long road ahead of us. From the uncontrolled spending to defunding the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act, the battle to get America back on track is far from over. This was one step that will help steer us in the right direction."