Upton Statement on Passage of Bipartisan Budget Act
Deal contains several provisions important to Michigan
U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives advanced the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018:
"This two-year budget deal properly funds our military and gives our soldiers a pay raise. It makes critical investments in America’s veterans, medical research, community health centers, disaster relief, and infrastructure. Of critical importance to Michigan, it also furthers our efforts to combat opioid abuse and drug addiction. No bipartisan deal such as this is perfect - we came together and both sides made compromises. Folks in Michigan and across the country are sick of the dysfunction, it's time to get our government working again for the people we serve. Today's two-year bipartisan budget agreement is a great first step."
The Bipartisan Budget Act includes several provisions championed by Upton and important to Michigan: