LATEST SENATOR KING
WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) released the following statement in response to the announcement from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) that they have reached a bipartisan budget agreement:
"This agreement is great news for bipartisanship and contains many important provisions for Maine, including a reauthorization of community health centers that provide quality care to more than 200,000 Maine people, additional funding to fight the opioid epidemic and infrastructure funds that can be used to improve rural broadband access. Furthermore, the agreement raises budget caps and eliminates the threat of sequestration for two years, giving our military the tools it needs to do its job and ensure our national security."
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