DeLauro Calls for Quick Action on Disaster Relief, Debt-Ceiling, Continuing Resolution Agreement
WASHINGTON, DC (September 7, 2017) — Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) today released the following statement calling for quick Congressional action on the bipartisan agreement on disaster relief spending, avoiding default on our nation’s credit, and a three-month extension for federal spending.
“Congress must quickly act on the agreement reached by President Trump and Congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle. It is critical that we fulfill our moral duty to provide emergency relief for those affected by Hurricane Harvey and Irma. At the same time, this agreement will avoid a painful government shutdown and allow the federal government to continue paying its bills and meeting the obligations of our creditors.
“The fact is we do not have a budget deal and Republicans need to work with us to create one. The current bills being debated cut billions of dollars from programs that help grow our economy, help jobs seekers find good-paying jobs, educate our students, and protect women and seniors. Instead of continuing down that path, House Republicans need to build on this bipartisan agreement with Democrats by raising the discretionary spending caps and enabling Congress to fund programs that support the middle class.”