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Congressman Mark DeSaulnier

Representing the 11th District of California

Congressman DeSaulnier’s Statement on Trump’s Deal with Democrats

September 8, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) issued the following statement on the deal struck between President Trump and Democrats to package nearly $8 billion of hurricane and disaster relief money with a three-month extension of government funding and increase in the debt ceiling, which passed the House today by a vote of 316-to-90.

“The essence of governing, often times requires a willingness to compromise and work with your adversaries. The deal struck this week between Leaders Pelosi and Schumer with President Trump illustrates that the Democratic Party wants to govern for the good of the American people. Unlike the Republican Party, which controls the House, Senate, and the Presidency, Democrats—if given the opportunity—are willing to compromise without neglecting our core values.”