ROSEN: HOUSE REPUBLICANS NEED TO STOP INFIGHTING, COME TO A CONSENSUS ON FY2018 BUDGET
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jacky Rosen (NV-03) released the following statement after House Republicans warned that the GOP’s divide on spending levels will likely force Congress into a yearlong stopgap spending bill for FY2018:
“News of infighting between the White House and Republican leadership over budget negotiations is creating instability and insecurity at the highest levels of government. From stalling economic growth to jeopardizing our national security strategy, temporary funding measures create nothing but uncertainty by making it more difficult for our businesses to hire workers and our military to strategically plan for the future. We need a fiscally-responsible budget that puts the priorities of the American people first, not one that is counterproductive and balances the budget on the backs of our seniors and most vulnerable.
Republican leadership could learn a thing or two from the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus which successfully helped with passage of the FY17 Omnibus by putting country first and agreeing to steer clear of ideological policy riders. It’s time to leave divisive partisanship and infighting at the door and instead focus on a forward-thinking budget for the American people.”