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Lowey, DeLauro Statement on House GOP’s Cancellation of Labor-HHS-Education Markup

June 25, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON — House Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Nita Lowey (D-NY) and Labor-HHS-Education Subcommittee Ranking Member Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) released the following statement after House Republicans cancelled the Labor-HHS-Education appropriations markup to avoid a debate on President Donald Trump’s family separation policy:

“Instead of allowing a debate on the Trump administration’s family separation policy, House Republicans have instead cancelled a markup on the bill that funds the Office of Refugee Resettlement — alongside health care programs, job training, worker protection, economic security for seniors, and educational initiatives. The sole purpose of the cancellation is to prevent Democrats from offering amendments that would protect migrant children and keep families together.

“Thousands of children are still separated from their parents because of the Trump administration’s policy of ripping families apart. With today’s cancellation, Republicans are making clear that they care more about protecting their vulnerable incumbents than protecting vulnerable children.”

115th Congress