Chairman Becerra: With Budget Deal, House Democrats Beat Back Republican Efforts To Cut Seniors’ Earned Benefits

October 28, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) released a statement following the vote on the Bipartisan Budget Act (HR 1314), which passed by 266 to 167:

“House Democrats fought to protect Medicare and Social Security by beating back Republican proposals to cut seniors’ earned benefits.

“It wasn’t that long ago that Republicans passed a budget first proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan that would have devastated both of these important programs this year. Democrats stood firm and acted responsibly.

“While the budget deal is far from perfect, we succeeded in protecting seniors, children’s education and we avoided the economic catastrophe that would have resulted had we failed to pay our nation’s bills.”