Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Continuing Resolution
Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement on the continuing resolution to extend government funding through February 8, 2019:
“Republican leadership has failed to govern. By choosing to pursue a second CR instead of passing appropriations bills that truly meet our nation’s needs, Republicans have failed to provide government agencies with the certainty they need to serve the American people. This is not how the Appropriations process should be run.
“As the top Democrat on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, I will keep fighting for policies that keep our country safe. We cannot afford to waste money on Donald Trump’s immoral, ineffective, and expensive border wall, especially when there are so many genuine Homeland Security needs that we must fund. When Democrats assume leadership of the House next month, we must fight to spend Homeland Security funds responsibly, limit funding for harmful Trump immigration policies, and conduct strict oversight of the Department of Homeland Security.”