Wexton Statement on Voting to Pass Bipartisan Budget Agreement
Washington, May 31, 2023
Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) issued the following statement after voting to pass the bipartisan budget agreement and avoid a default on our nation's debt:
"Virginia families and businesses cannot afford the economic catastrophe that a default on our debt would bring.
"I voted in support of this imperfect legislation because, despite what the right-wing majority in the House of Representatives seems to believe, America must pay its bills.
"I am opposed to the measures imposing restrictions on our bipartisan appropriations process and permitting the Mountain Valley Pipeline, which I fought to strip out. However, this is a necessary compromise that will mitigate the horrific cuts sought by House Republicans and allow us to avert a catastrophic blow to our nation’s full faith and credit."