Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after the U.S. Senate passed the FY2010 budget conference report. The House of Representatives passed the same earlier in the day:
“Our budget is a responsible blueprint for rebuilding America’s economy and strengthening the middle class. This is about much more than a document filled with numbers. It is about the Americans who will soon get the affordable, quality health care and education they deserve. It is about the job-creating investments in clean, renewable energy to strengthen our national security, economy and environment. And it is about the hardworking middle-class families whose taxes we will cut so they can keep more of their paycheck at the time they need it most.
“Democrats know we cannot recover unless we do all these things. While it is extremely disappointing that not a single Republican joined us, we will still save them a seat at the table as we implement our budget and turn these priorities into realities.”