Congressman DeSaulnier’s Statement on Funding the Government through February 8th
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) issued the following statement on the Continuing Resolution to fund the government for three weeks until February 8th, which passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 266-to-150.
“This shutdown was completely unnecessary and avoidable. While I am pleased it is over, the three-week Continuing Resolution was not enough of a compromise for me to support it. Republican Leadership is continuing to deprive Members, on both sides of the aisle, of the opportunity to vote on must-address issues like permanent funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and community health centers, disaster relief, and a solution for the nearly 800,000 Dreamers. Trust remains the coin of the realm in politics, and it is now up to the Republican Leadership and the Trump Administration to keep their word and address these issues in a timely and efficient manner, so in three weeks we are not here again.”