Larson Says Another Opportunity Was Missed to Vote on the Issues That Matter
January 18, 2018
Today Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01) issued the following statement after voting against the stopgap Continuing Resolution.
“Today was another missed opportunity to vote for the 700,000 DACA recipients waiting to know their current legal status. Furthermore, we missed the opportunity to address the opioid crisis in our country, the opportunity to adequately fund our community health centers, and the opportunity to properly provide disaster relief to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. While this bill contains funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the Republicans are playing politics with children’s health insurance by adding it to a package that neglects so many other crucial priorities. They ought to bring a clean CHIP bill to the floor right away. The American people sent us to Congress to work on solutions, but once again we are kicking the can down the road in a failure to govern. It’s our responsibility to vote on these issues and we should take them up one by one so the American people see where we stand,” said Larson.