Congressman Garamendi’s Statement on the Continuing Resolution

Dec 21, 2017 Issues: Fiscal Responsibility

WASHINGTON, DC –Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City, CA) released the following statement following the House vote on a short-term continuing resolution to fund the government piecemeal through January 19, 2017:

“I voted against the continuing resolution because I don’t want to kick the can down the road any more. The majority in the House has been so busy working on their tax heist for the rich that they’ve abdicated their responsibility to govern on behalf of the American people and take our national security seriously. They have also failed to consult in meaningful ways with their Senate counterparts.”

“This bill does nothing to address long-term funding for our military, which I strongly support, nor does it adequately address our other national security needs by providing increased funding for agencies like the Department of Homeland Security or the Department of State. This leaves us vulnerable at a time of great instability across the world.”

“Finally, the passage of this bill eliminated the best immediate opportunity we had to address the fate for 800,000 young men and women whose only country they’ve ever known is the United States. The DACA question remains unresolved, and I look forward to January 19th, when once again an opportunity exists to pass the DREAM Act and protect thousands of young people in my district, across the state, and across the country.”