Maloney Statement on Fifth Short-Term Spending Bill Since September
WASHINGTON — Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) released the following statement after opposing the fifth short-term spending bill offered by Congressional Republicans in as many months.
“This isn’t a budget, it’s a stalling tactic. It doesn’t do anything to solve the long-term issues that should have been addressed in September and it continues to hurt our military because it fails to provide the funding the Defense Department needs to plan for the future. Don’t take my word for it – Defense Secretary Mattis has said that, “no enemy in the field has done more to harm the readiness of the U.S. military” than short-term measures like this.
“Millions of people are counting on us to do our jobs – from the brave servicemembers deployed all over the world – to the families in the Hudson Valley struggling with opioid addiction – to the hundreds of thousands of Dreamers who have had their lives turned upside down.
“We shouldn’t be leaving town without a solution to these problems. This is more proof that Congressional Republicans are not taking this stuff seriously and leaving millions of people in the lurch. It’s no way to govern.”