ROSEN VOTES FOR BIPARTISAN DISASTER RELIEF PACKAGE AND TO AVERT GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN, CALLS ON CONGRESS TO TAKE UP DREAM ACT
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jacky Rosen (NV-03) released the following statement after voting for bipartisan legislation to provide $15.25 billion in disaster relief funds for victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and states battling wildfires out West. The aid package also raises the debt ceiling and will keep the government open through December 8:
“Today’s passage of the disaster relief package is a sign that we have not lost the ability to come together in support of our fellow Americans - many of whom are struggling to put their lives back together in Texas after Hurricane Harvey. We must capitalize on this window of bipartisanship in order to address another matter that demands immediate action: protecting our DREAMers. I urge my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to come together by passing the DREAM Act.”
BACKGROUND: On Friday, Congresswoman Jacky Rosen joined her colleagues in supporting legislation to provide $15.25 billion in disaster relief funds for victims of western wildfires and Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, extend the debt limit through December 2017 in order to avoid catastrophic default, fund the government through December to avoid a nationwide shutdown, and reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program for an additional three months. The bipartisan package passed the House 316-90, after passing the Senate 80-17. The President is expected to sign the legislation Friday afternoon.