Torres Statement on Budget Caps Agreement
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-CA) released the following statement on the budget caps agreement:
“Many people following the budget process are frustrated and angry with Congress and President Trump—and for good reason. This is the time we should work in a bipartisan manner to deliver the question of who we are as a nation, and unfortunately, that is precisely why I voted no. The budget is the value statement by which we govern America. The agreement we voted on addresses some of the priorities that Democrats have been working towards. The thing is, it does so without considering the very people in our communities who stand to lose the most: young men and women who want only to achieve the American dream but stand to be deported from the only nation they know.
“We cannot leave these 800,000 Dreamers behind or let up in our efforts to ensure the needs of hard-working middle-class families are met without asking them to shoulder the weight of an ever-growing national debt. It isn’t fair for our children to be left to find a way to pay back the nearly $2 trillion this Congress has added to the national debt with their tax breaks for millionaires. I call on Speaker Paul Ryan to bring a clean DACA bill to the floor for a vote immediately and demand that we get back to governing responsibly to pass a budget that benefits all of us as Americans.”