Patch - San Diego Congressional Delegation Unanimously Supports Bi-Partisan Budget Bill
San Diego County's five Congressional representatives all voted Thursday in favor of the two-year budget compromise that would restore some military funding and avoid another government shutdown.
Reps. Susan Davis, Duncan Hunter, Darrell Issa, Scott Peters and Juan Vargas joined the bi-partisan majority in approving the bill 332 to 94 and sending it to the Senate.
The two-year budget deal, negotiated by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), stops $63 billion in automatic spending cuts under the sequestration and sets total government spending at $1.012 trillion in 2014.
“I supported today’s budget agreement because it is the sort of bipartisan, reasonable solution that the people of San Diego expect from Congress," said Peters, a Democrat, in a statement after the vote. "For the first time in four years we will replace crisis-to-crisis budgeting with a two-year plan that provides stability and predictability to agencies, basic scientific research programs, and the military.
Issa, a Republican, told The Daily Beast prior to the vote that is was "the best deal Paul Ryan, a conservative all of us trust, could get without government shutdown."