Despite controlling the House, Senate, and presidency, the Republican majority has failed to fulfill its most basic responsibility - providing funding needed to keep the federal government serving American families. Now presiding over the second government shutdown in five years, it is time for the majority to work with Democrats to fulfill all our responsibilities.
Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY), Ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement on the Republican majority’s second government shutdown in five years:
“Since President Trump’s draconian budget was released, Democrats have warned Republicans that a bipartisan budget agreement was needed to adequately invest in American families and communities.
On Monday, December 18th, the House majority introduced a third disaster supplemental following hurricanes and wildfires of summer and fall 2017.
The package totals $81 billion, with the vast majority directed toward FEMA’s Disaster Relief Fund ($27.5 billion), Community Development Block Grants ($26 billion), and Army Corps of Engineers repairs and resiliency ($12.1 billion).
“Puntagon” Spending Package:
Summary and Key Points