Adams Opposes Fourth Continuing Resolution
Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement in opposition to the Continuing Appropriations Act.
“Today’s vote is the latest example of Republican’s inability or unwillingness to responsibly govern,” said Congresswoman Adams. “This Continuing Resolution is the fourth of this fiscal year and it doesn’t include many of the bipartisan priorities Americans are begging Congress to address. It fails to protect Dreamers, reduces funding for CHIP to a bargaining tool, and does not provide a long term solution to fund the government. I could not, in good conscience, vote for such a short-sighted and thoughtless measure.”
This bill fails to:
- Preserve the agreement in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 that required increased spending to be spread evenly between defense spending and non-defense discretionary accounts which have both been harmed by the ongoing sequester;
- Deliver urgently needed resources for communities fighting the deadly opioid epidemic;
- Rescue our heroic veterans who are facing a dire shortfall at the VA;
- Protect Dreamers by passing the DREAM Act;
- Support access to health care by providing critical funding for community health centers;
- Preserve Americans’ endangered pensions by enacting a responsible reform plan;
- Provide additional disaster recovery funding for Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Texas, Florida, and states impacted by wildfires.
Congresswoman Adams joined 170 of her Democratic colleagues in sending a letter to President Trump earlier today expressing their support for keeping the federal government open while pressing for the inclusion of urgent bipartisan priorities in any funding resolution.