Senator Burr To Oppose Cloture on the Ryan-Murray Budget Agreement

Today, U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-N.C.) issued the following statement regarding his intention to oppose cloture on the Ryan-Murray budget agreement.

"While I applaud Chairman Ryan's efforts to prevent another government shutdown, I have decided upon further review to oppose allowing this bill to move forward. After reviewing in detail the significant changes made to the Senate budget rules that would allow Senate Democrats to circumvent the 60-vote threshold in order to pass a tax increase or increase spending, I have determined I cannot support cloture on the agreement."