Torres Statement on Fifth Republican Stop-Gap Funding Bill
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-CA) released the following statement on Republicans’ fifth short-term spending bill in Fiscal Year 2018:
“This is the fifth short-term spending bill just five months into the fiscal year. Americans I know believe our great country shouldn’t be living on a week-to-week budget. The last time we were here, I warned that a 17-day extension would not be enough time to address the pressing domestic needs before us. Today, the Republican-controlled Congress proved me right.
“Prioritizing spending on the national defense without equally strengthening investment in healthcare, public safety, and our economy is a disservice to our brave veterans and hard-working families. We need a long-term, bipartisan solution that keeps these priorities in mind. It’s the least the American people deserve.”