Senator Murray on Framework Appropriations Agreement

Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement on the framework agreement reached today by Senate and House leadership allowing both chambers of Congress to proceed with negotiations on full-year appropriations bills.

“We now have a framework agreement to allow us to finally begin the hard work of negotiating—and passing—full-year spending bills. We cannot afford to delay further, so I will be working with my colleagues around the clock in the coming days to prevent a needless shutdown and pass bipartisan spending bills free of partisan poison pills that protect key investments and help meet the challenges our constituents are facing.”