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(Washington, DC) – Log Cabin Republicans praise Speaker John Boehner for passage of the bipartisan agreement to cut nearly $39 billion from the federal budget while avoiding a government shutdown.

“Speaker Boehner showed commendable leadership in crafting this agreement, which provides for the largest spending cut in American history and sets the stage for future success in saving not billions, but trillions through Congressman Ryan’s long-term budget proposal,” said R. Clarke Cooper, Log Cabin Republicans Executive Director.  “Log Cabin Republicans are particularly pleased that House Republicans ultimately chose to prioritize spending cuts which will lead to job creation over divisive social issue policy riders.  This agreement shows the American people that the Republicans they sent to Washington did what they said they would do – fought to get the economy back on track and to combat the culture of out of control spending in Washington. However, this is only the first battle in a long campaign, and Log Cabin Republicans call for conservatives to remain focused on the economy to avoid losing hard-earned ground.”


Log Cabin Republicans is the only Republican organization dedicated to representing the interests of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans and their allies. The more than 30-year old organization has state and local chapters nationwide, a full-time office in Washington, DC, a federal political action committee and state political action committees.