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Adams Opposes Budget Agreement

Feb 9, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement after voting against the budget agreement.

“We are a mere four months into the fiscal year and Republican majorities in the House and Senate have passed five continuing resolutions and created two government shutdowns. Only after all of this chaos did they rush to put forth a long-term, $1.3 trillion spending measure: a quick fix with no hearings, no debate, no amendments, and no way to pay for it. This is unacceptable and it is not how government should work,” said Congresswoman Adams. “This process has been an embarrassing spectacle, and the cost of governing from crisis to crisis is being paid by hardworking Americans.  

“There are parts of this bill that I support. I am relieved that there will be much needed additional disaster relief funding and that the key domestic programs that I have fought for my entire thirty-two year legislative career will be funded. However, the lack of transparency, lack of a way to pay for this, and lack of a plan for the thousands of young people in the 12th District who are left to hide in the shadows simply because of the color of their skin is too much to bear. Supporting this measure would be a dark stain on our collective conscious and a violation of our basic principles.”