Senate Democrats

Schumer Statement On Status Of Bipartisan Budget Talks

WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer released the following statement Friday evening on the status of budget negotiations with House Republicans:

“After days of positive negotiations, with significant flexibility shown by the Speaker, the House Republican leadership is back to agonizing over whether to give in to right-wing demands that they abandon any compromise on their extreme cuts. The Speaker knows that when it comes to avoiding a shutdown, his problem is with the Tea Party, not Democrats. Instead of lashing out at Democrats in a kneejerk way, we hope House Republicans will finally stand up to the Tea Party and resume the negotiations that had seemed so full of promise.”