Hultgren Statement on the Tentative Agreement to Fund the Federal GovernmentSaturday April 09, 2011
Washington, D.C. - US Rep. Randy Hultgren (IL-14) today issued the following statement on the tentative agreement to fund the federal government through the end of the fiscal year.
"I am pleased that Congress was able to work together to fully fund government operations through the end of this fiscal year, " said Hultgren. "Not only will this tentative agreement ensure that the men and women in our armed forces receive a pay check, but it will also keep national parks and museums open and maintain other government services. The bill also cuts $38.5 billion in federal spending for the remainder of the year, which is the largest spending cut in American history, and cuts hundreds of billions of dollars from the federal budget over the next decade. These cuts are critical, as they represent the first step to taking our nation off the path to national bankruptcy."