February 08, 2018

Warren Statement on Proposed Senate Budget Agreement

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today released the below statement on the proposed senate budget deal:

"Budgets aren't just numbers on a page. Budgets are about values. And over the past few months, I've fought tooth and nail for Congress to pass a budget deal that reflects our values and helps working families.

"Today's deal makes real progress on those middle-class priorities I've spent months pushing for. If implemented, it would double child care funding for the next two years, allowing 230,000 more children to get care while their parents work. It would provide important new funding to help our veterans, support mental health programs, fight the opioid crisis, and advance medical research. It would invest meaningfully in college affordability and help teachers, police officers, nurses, firefighters, and others struggling with student loan debt. And it would provide new resources to the Social Security Administration to make sure our seniors can access this vital program.

"This proposed budget agreement makes important progress on these critical issues. But it does not yet provide any resolution to the ongoing crisis facing 800,000 Dreamers. As Congress works to finalize this package over the next several weeks, I am hopeful that we will honor our promise to protect these young people. But until that happens, I cannot support it."