WASHINGTON D.C. U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) today issued the following statement on the historic, bipartisan agreement to reopen the federal government and prevent the federal government from defaulting.
“I am glad the Senate leadership came together in a bipartisan fashion to find a way out of the mess we are in now, open up the government, and pay the nation’s bills. This compromise will help keep our economic recovery on track by sending a strong signal to consumers and businesses.
By holding firm in opposition to the House attempts at extortion, I hope that President Obama has permanently closed the door to the possibility of government default by either Republicans or Democrats.
A key piece of the agreement is jump starting a constructive budget process to find real solutions to address our deficit in a setting free of hostage taking.”