Murkowski Welcomes Bipartisan Government Funding Agreement

Tonight U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) released the following statement on the bipartisan budget agreement, establishing funding levels through the end of Fiscal Year 2019:

“Our inability to fund the government frustrates every American, but is actually damaging to our military and the institutions Alaskans rely upon every day. This agreement is a signal that we can overcome partisan differences and find common ground in the interest of those we represent. Like any compromise, I do not support everything in it. But reaching a bipartisan agreement is a significant step in our efforts to secure our national defense, provide relief to those devastated by natural disasters and deliver additional resources to combat the opioid epidemic. This allows us to get back to the work of legislating in the Senate.”

Related Issues: Budget, Spending, and the National Debt