Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Releases Statement After House Passes 4th Republican Continuing Resolution
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released the following statement after Members of the United States House of Representatives passed the 4th Continuing Resolution led by House Republicans, to keep the federal government funded through February 16th:
“Once again, I am disappointed that Republicans have chosen to kick the can down the road. This is beyond embarrassing that the Republican-controlled Congress cannot perform the one job that the American people have elected them to do,” said Congresswoman Johnson. “I voted ‘no’ in passing this resolution because it is irresponsible for this chamber to continually choose to fund the federal government on a month-to-month basis. Despite maintaining a super majority, the GOP has failed to provide a long-term budget that will provide the certainty and funding we need to provide vital social services.
“Families are impacted by our decisions as we push aside high priority and time sensitive issues that need immediate funding for results – the opioid epidemic, community health centers, permanent reauthorization for CHIP, services for the senior population, and bipartisan support for the DREAM Act. This bill also harms the people of Texas by ignoring the urgent need for emergency disaster funding for those recovering from Hurricane Harvey last fall.
Congresswoman Johnson continued to express her frustration, “this is irresponsible and not an effective way to govern.” “I hope when we find ourselves here again next month that the Republican-led Congress and Administration chooses to listen, compromise, and pass a long-term budget agreement.”
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