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  • Bipartisan Budget Resolution

    by Senator Ron Wyden

    Posted on 2013-12-20

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    WYDEN. Madam President, I wish to associate myself with the comment of my friend from Montana and affirm that I too share the commitments he described. These payments extend a vital lifeline to counties across America, many of which are perched on the edge of financial disaster. Securing that funding has been a top priority for me this Congress. I am pleased that Congress found a way to continue its commitment to the Secure Rural Schools Program thanks to the helium bill that I worked on with colleagues in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. There is still work to do for the 1,850 PILT- eligible counties, and I look forward to working with the majority leader and Chairman Baucus--who are both longtime champions of PILT-- and other supportive colleagues to find a short-term extension and also a long-term solution for these communities.


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