Linda Sánchez Statement on Three Week Continuing Resolution

January 22, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Linda Sánchez (CA-38), House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair, today released the following statement on the Continuing Resolution to fund the government for three weeks until February 8:

“This three week kick-the-can spending bill falls woefully short of what the American people sent us here to do. I'm against this bill today for the same reasons I was against it on Friday. It does very little to help community health centers, veterans, pensions for workers, and the national opioid crisis.

“While Republicans have committed to schedule votes on many of these issues, I am skeptical. I am skeptical that these votes will ever happen. I am skeptical we will not be back in the same place in three short weeks. And I am skeptical that roughly 800,000 blameless young Dreamers will get the certainty they deserve. House Democrats will remain vigilant and I will keep fighting for the priorities of my community. I look forward to the day when this Republican controlled House will finally let us have a vote on our shared priorities.”