WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn released the following statement in support of the agreement brokered by Congressional Democratic leaders and the White House to provide certainty to our budget process and support Democratic priorities:

“I am pleased with this bipartisan agreement that puts an end to the harmful threat of sequester by lifting the spending caps, protecting the full faith and credit of our country and raising the debt limit through July 2021.

“Democrats should support this important agreement because it achieves parity between domestic priorities and defense spending.  This agreement makes a strong commitment to an accurate Census count, increases the National Institutes of Health research capacity, and reaches historic funding levels for veterans’ health care and Child Care Development Block Grants.

“It is imperative that Congress pass this legislation quickly and the President signs it.  This agreement provides a strong foundation for our efforts to provide meaningful results for the people.”