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Burr Says There Are Issues With Budget Deal
Written by Blake Hodge   
Thursday, 19 December 2013 12:51

RALEIGH -- Legislators were being praised for coming to a compromise and agreeing on a budget that would prevent another government shutdown for at least two years. But, after the bill passed the house, some senators began to notice that military cuts would reduce the cost-of-living payments to some disabled veterans. North Carolina Republican Senator Richard Burr said that altered his mindset heading into the vote.

According to Senator Burr, "I was going to vote for cloture, because I inherently believe that the Senate should have an opportunity to vote on negotiated deals like that. I was going to vote for cloture, but I was opposed to the bill. I was opposed to the bill because of a very specific thing that was in it, and that was a retroactive cut to military retirees' COLAs."

Lawmakers have pledged to restore the COLA payments.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 December 2013 13:02
 
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