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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) released the following statement on H.R. 1892, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018:

“When I came to Congress I pledged to hold the line and reject our government’s default of adding to our national debt and adjusting spending levels in only one direction - up. 

“This deal contains positives: long overdue resources and stability for our nation’s military; important fixes to programs that our livestock and dairy producers rely on; the repeal of Obamacare’s Independent Advisory Payment Board, a group of unchecked bureaucrats who try to control the healthcare market; prioritization of maintenance backlogs at veteran hospitals; resources for fighting the opioid crisis and funding for infrastructure.

"I remain committed to keeping the United States on a path to increased prosperity. The House was on the right track when we passed all twelve appropriations bills, including full funding for our national defense, back in September. This deal continues an unsustainable status quo and is not the best way forward for our country.”