WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement on Senate passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act:

“I am pleased the Senate took action to move this critical legislation with a big, bipartisan vote. The Bipartisan Budget Act includes vital disaster relief money and funding for community health centers, and it repeals Obamacare’s destructive Independent Payment Advisory Board. Most importantly, after years of underfunding and budget uncertainty, this agreement fully funds our military at the level requested by Secretary Mattis and our generals. We will finally be able to get our brave men and women in uniform the resources they need to do their jobs safely and efficiently. Now it’s time for the House to do its job. I hope members on both sides of the aisle will come together and support this bipartisan compromise to keep the government open and ensure our military remains the best in the world.”