WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) issued the following statement on the proposed House Republican short-term spending bill:
“Members on both sides of the aisle have been working to reach agreement and meet our basic responsibilities, including veterans funding, disaster relief, and finally passing the Dream Act, but President Trump and his right-wing supporters in Congress seem intent on steering the country off a funding cliff. Their latest 30-day spending bill leaves bipartisan, must-pass priorities to languish and creates another unnecessary deadline that fails to fully fund our military and other key investments and only spreads chaos once again.
“This is no way to govern. I am not willing to leave these bipartisan priorities behind and vote for a bill that gives President Trump and congressional Republicans more time to hold the country hostage. The choice for them is clear: work collaboratively and accept the bipartisanship deal that is on the table, or turn their backs on the American people.”