Washington, DC–Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada released the following statement following Senate passage of the budget resolution.
“The Senate today passed a balanced budget that embodies the common values of the American people. Our budget cuts middle-class taxes and increases funding for education, children’s health care and our veterans, all with no tax increases.
“Democrats are keeping our promise of fiscal responsibility. Unlike President Bush’s budget, the Senate plan puts the middle class first, giving working Americans and veterans the tools they need to succeed. And unlike the last do-nothing Congress, which left town with few accomplishments and without even passing a budget, Senate Democrats are moving forward and taking America in a new direction.”