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Congresswoman Louise Slaughter

Representing the 25th District of New York

Irresponsible Governance

January 24, 2018
Louise Line
January 18, 2018

Tonight, House Republicans are expected to bring their short-term continuing resolution to the floor for a vote. This is the fourth continuing resolution Congressional Republicans have put forward in the four months since the end of the last fiscal year in September. This proposal would only fund the government for another month, and then Congress would find itself right back where it is today.

Sadly, this plan fails to adequately address the urgent priorities facing Congress, including bipartisan matters like reauthorizing Community Health Centers, defending veteran’s health care, addressing the pension crisis, and protecting more than 700,000 DREAMers – things Republicans and Democrats agree we need to act on. It also turns a blind eye to victims who are still in desperate need of help in the wake of some of the worst hurricanes, mudslides, and wildfires our nation has ever experienced. That’s why I’m voting against this latest misguided proposal.

I’m disappointed that Washington Republicans continue to lurch from crisis to crisis without any real plan. They hold the Senate, the House, and the White House – it is past time for them to govern responsibly.

Without fiscal responsibility, the American people and the world are once again forced to wonder whether the greatest superpower on the planet can keep the lights on. This is no way to run the government of the United States.