Bishop Notes the Importance of Budget’s Passage and Stopping Defense Sequester
According to a study conducted by George Mason University, defense sequestration in the State of Utah hit more than 8,000 jobs in the defense and aerospace sectors, which had a significant impact on our nation's military readiness capabilities.
"With today's passage, we are ensuring that jobs and critical components of our national defense capabilities aren't crippled as the result of sequestration and another government shutdown. Congress has a responsibility to uphold the fundamental tenet of the Constitution to provide for the common defense of our country. This budget was far from perfect but it does protect our national defense. If we had more reasonable leadership amongst Senate democrat leaders, this bill would have likely turned out far better. The bottom line is that our country needs a budget and to get one done, we had to get past Senator Harry Reid. The fact that we have been able to avoid a shutdown, curtail the defense sequester, and reduce the deficit is significant," said Congressman Bishop.