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Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez

Representing the 7th District of New York


Velázquez on Republican “Omnibus” Funding Bill

Velázquez on Republican “Omnibus” Funding Bill
March 22, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) commented today on “omnibus” spending legislation passed in the U.S. House of Representatives:

            “This omnibus spending bill continues to fund Trump’s deportation machine, while failing to offer a solution for the young DREAMers who are American in every way but on paper and whose futures are in jeopardy due to Trump’s rollback of DACA.  Moreover, the bill does not include needed fixes to our healthcare system, which have received bipartisan support. While the legislation does include some Democratic priorities, including legislation I authored to help small businesses recover after disaster, on balance I could not support this bill and voted no.”