Larsen: Bipartisan Budget Agreement is “Necessary Step” to Prevent Catastrophic Default, Maintain U.S. Global Economic Leadership
Washington, D.C., May 30, 2023
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) released the below statement in support of the Bipartisan Budget Agreement (BBA):
“I will be voting ‘yes’ on the Bipartisan Budget Agreement, a necessary step to prevent catastrophic default and maintain U.S. economic leadership in the world,” said Larsen, the lead Democrat on the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee. “Passing the BBA is a critical step forward to protect Northwest Washington working families, veterans and seniors, create more jobs, and keep the economy on the move.”
The House is expected to consider the BBA on Wednesday. If the BBA passes the House, the bill will head to the Senate for consideration.
What the BBA Does
If the BBA passes the House and the Senate and is signed into law by the President, it would:
Larsen In Touch with WA-02 Small Businesses, Nonprofits and Community Stakeholders
Larsen recently spoke with local small business owners, nonprofit leaders and community members to discuss how a default would devastate local communities and the critical services Larsen’s constituents rely on, including affordable housing, nutrition initiatives, veterans’ and retiree benefits, health care and banking services.