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ROSEN STATEMENT ON REPUBLICANS’ SHORT-TERM SPENDING BILL

January 18, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Congresswoman Jacky Rosen (NV-03) released the following statement after voting against the latest stopgap Continuing Resolution. This is the fourth short-term funding measure that Congressional Republicans have brought forward this fiscal year.
 

“Republicans control the White House and hold the majority in both chambers of Congress and yet they have chosen to kick the can down the road for a fourth time instead of working with Democrats on a long-term spending bill,” said Rosen. “This stopgap funding bill hurts our military’s readiness and fails to bring relief to the thousands of DREAMers in Nevada whose lives hang in the balance because of Washington gridlock. We need to protect DREAMers, permanently fund CHIP, and pass a bipartisan, long-term budget that fully funds our nation’s domestic and security priorities while upholding the long-standing precedent of agreeing to parity. We need responsible leadership and there is absolutely no excuse for why Republicans continue to play partisan games when so much is at stake for working families.”

BACKGROUND:  In addition to co-sponsoring the DREAM Act,  Congresswoman Rosen is an original co-sponsor of the United and Securing America (USA) Act, a bipartisan bill that would provide a legal pathway to citizenship for DREAMers and help secure our southern border. Rosen also signed a discharge petition to bring a clean DREAM Act to the floor.

In Nevada, DACA has allowed more than 13,000 young people to come forward, pass background checks, and live and work legally. Nationwide, DACA has protected from deportation 800,000 individuals who know no home but the U.S.

Rosen is an original co-sponsor of the Advancing Seniors and Kids Act (H.R. 4820), which would permanently reauthorize CHIP, fund community health centers for two years, and extend several other federal health programs critical to low-income and rural communities.

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