Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after the U.S. Senate passed the FY2010 budget:
“This responsible budget will start cleaning up the mistakes of the past and make critical investments in our future.
“The Senate’s budget reflects the fundamental priorities proposed by President Obama and recognizes that we cannot recover unless we make health care and education better and more affordable and reduce our reliance on oil. Nor can we recover unless we cut taxes for hardworking middle-class families and make the hard choices necessary to cut the Republican Deficit.
“It’s going to take a lot of work to clean up the mess we inherited, and passing this budget is a critical step in the right direction. Staying true to these priorities will help turn around the economy for the many Americans who are underwater right now. But we won’t settle for simply getting back to sea level – we will to prosper once again.”