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Congressman Roger Marshall

Representing the 1st District of Kansas

Rep. Marshall Finds Wins For Kansan's in Budget Deal

February 9, 2018
Press Release

Washington D.C.-Congressman Marshall voted in support of the two-year budget plan.  He released the following statement on his vote:

“Today we delivered on our promise to our men and women in uniform, I am proud that this bill finally fully funds our military. This bipartisan budget also addressed disaster relief and recognized the severe natural disasters that Kansas faced this year. Specifically including two bills introduced by Senator Moran and myself that retroactively fix payment limits for livestock producers impacted by wildfires and blizzards. This budget agreement is far from the perfect bill but after reviewing it, I truly believe this deal has wins for Kansans.  

While I continue to have concerns about our national debt and the broken federal budget process, I am pleased that we have reached a two-year budget agreement that puts an end to the vicious cycle of continuing resolutions. In the last decade the federal government has operated under a continuing resolution for a third of the time and has added more than $10 trillion to our national debt. Neither of those is sustainable or responsible. To stop this type of status quo spending, the agreement also establishes a bipartisan committee dedicated to evaluating and fixing our broken budget process.”

Benefits of the Budget Deal: 

  • Rebuilds and fully funds our military.
  • Helps America’s veterans by reducing the maintenance backlog at the Veterans Administration.
  • Includes a $20 billion investment in America’s infrastructure.
  • Funds our Community Health Centers, and rural health care center extenders.
  • Includes Citrus, Dairy, and Cotton fixes that clear a pathway for the Farm Bill.
  • Eliminates the caps on crop insurance policies for livestock producers
  • Provides Disaster relief, and specifically helps Kansas producers who were affected by the wildfires and blizzards. 
  • Establishes a bipartisan budget process reform committee to evaluate and fix our broken budget process. 

Congressman Marshall discusses the vote: