01.22.18

Rep. Takano Statement on Three-Week Continuing Resolution

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) released the following statement after voting against a short-term continuing resolution, which does not include a solution for Dreamers, funding for community health centers, or disaster recovery funding for states still reeling from natural disasters.

“This continuing resolution is further proof that the Trump administration and the Republican Congress lack both the competence and the moral authority to govern this country effectively.  We cannot continue to fund our government a few weeks at a time.   

“A three-week funding bill means at least three more weeks of crippling fear for Dreamers, at least three more weeks of uncertainty for community health centers, and at least three more weeks of delays for Americans in California and across the country in need of disaster relief. 

“While I appreciate the optimism of my Senate colleagues, I have serious doubts that Senate Majority Leader McConnell’s promise to address DACA offers a legitimate path to providing Dreamers the certainty that they deserve. If Republicans truly cared about Dreamers, or children’s health care, or community health centers they would not hold these priorities hostage.

“This moment calls for leaders who are capable of working with both Democrats and Republicans on a deal that solves these challenges and moves the country forward. Instead, we have Speaker Ryan, Leader McConnell, and President Trump.”

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