Politics & Government
6:13 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

Michigan U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow backs compromise budget bill

Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow will be among a large group of Democratic U.S. Senators and a small group of Republican senators expected to vote to approve a budget compromise tomorrow.   

The budget bill will allow the federal government to operate without the threat of a shutdown for two years.

Stabenow says the compromise bill is an important bi-partisan step.

“It allows us to reinvest in education…in innovation to grow the economy…while continuing to focus on long-term deficit reductions. I think it’s a very important step,” says Stabenow.

The budget bill faces opposition from some Democrats who want an extension of federal unemployment benefits.

Some Republicans complain the budget does not contain enough spending cuts.