Congressman Eric Cantor (VA-7) released the following statement on the budget agreement reached today by Chairmen Paul Ryan and Patty Murray:
"I'm pleased that Chairmen Ryan and Murray have presented a budget agreement that reduces the deficit, makes long term pension reforms and doesn't raise taxes. This agreement is a step forward consistent with prior Republican attempts to replace the sequester's indiscriminate across-the-board cuts. The agreement protects our national security and improves our defenses in a world that remains very dangerous, especially as Iran marches towards nuclear capability. This agreement is a first step, but more work needs to be done. Working middle class families have to balance their household budget and cut spending when they're overdrawn, and the federal government should be no different."