Linda Sánchez Statement on FY2018 Omnibus Appropriations Package
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Linda Sánchez (CA-38), House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair, today released the following statement on the $1.3 trillion omnibus appropriations package for Fiscal Year 2018:
“The Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Act is not perfect, but it reflects the hard work of the members of the Democratic Caucus to beat back hundreds of anti-worker, anti-environment, and anti-choice poison-pill provisions. We could have completed our work long before today if Republicans came to the table ready to work together.
“Weighed in its totality, I stand with the members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in opposing this spending bill as it provides funding for Trump’s border wall while leaving out a permanent solution for Dreamers. Furthermore, this legislation does not include vital bipartisan measures to stabilize our health care system after sabotage by the Republican Congress.
“While there are provisions that I and many Democrats oppose, the bill also provides funding for many of our top priorities. I want to recognize and thank the Democratic members and staff of the Appropriations Committee for their tireless efforts to fight for America’s working families.”