Maloney Statement on Vote Against Short-Term Spending Bill

Jan 18, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—After casting a no vote on the latest Republican short-term spending bill in the House today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) issued the following statement.

“I could not vote for a bill that fails to secure a future for Dreamers, that fails to fully extend and reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and that utterly fails to provide the desperately needed emergency disaster relief funding for Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and all those impacted by wildfires. I could not vote for a bill that fails to do all of that and hands out even more corporate tax cuts, on top of the windfall Republicans handed out in their tax plan.

“I do not believe in shutting down our government but I cannot support kicking the can down the road when we should be doing our jobs now. This country deserves a far better deal – one that addresses the urgent priorities of our country and provides for the people who need our help the most.”