Statement from the Press Secretary on the House and Senate Conference Agreement on the Minibus

Statement from the Press Secretary on the House and Senate Conference
Agreement on the Minibus

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 12, 2018

*Statement from the Press Secretary on the House and Senate Conference
Agreement on the Minibus*

The Administration congratulates the House and Senate on reaching a
conference agreement on legislation that makes critical investments in our
military, our veterans, and our Nation’s infrastructure. This “minibus”
appropriations package aligns with many of the Administration’s priorities,
providing the necessary funding to implement President Donald J. Trump’s
historic reforms at the Department of Veterans Affairs, including those
enacted in the VA MISSION Act, and to modernize and strengthen our nuclear
deterrent. Despite multiple attempts by congressional Democrats to
increase spending above the levels provided in the *Bipartisan Budget Act
of 2018*, which the Administration believes are already higher than
necessary, the President has made it very clear that we must get our fiscal
house back in order and protect American taxpayers. President Trump looks
forward to signing this legislation and continuing to work with Congress to
enact Fiscal Year 2019 funding for the Department of Defense, Department of
Homeland Security, and other agencies, while continuing to show fiscal
restraint.

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