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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell

Representing the 12th District of Michigan

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Dingell Statement on 5th Short-Term Continuing Resolution

February 6, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement after voting against legislation that fails to provide long-term funding for the government. 

“Today, the Congress voted on the fifth short-term continuing resolution since September, leaving the country hurtling toward yet another budget crisis in a few weeks and putting our military readiness and national security at risk. The American people deserve a long-term budget that provides certainty to our military and addresses critical priorities, including the opioid epidemic, the pension crisis, disaster relief and our broken immigration system.

“We cannot keep kicking the can down the road. The most basic responsibility of the Congress is to provide long-term funding for the government, and it’s time for the Republicans who control the House and Senate to work with Democrats to get the job done.”