Congressman Nadler Statement Against Ending Government Shutdown Without Guaranteed Solution for Dreamers

Jan 23, 2018 Issues: Budget, Immigration, Health Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement on his opposition to another short-term funding bill without a clear solution for addressing DACA recipients, funding community health centers and safety net hospitals, addressing budget caps, or any of the other important issues facing Congress. Congressman Nadler voted against the short-term continuing resolution yesterday.

"Yesterday, I voted no on the bill to end the shutdown because the empty promises did not deserve a yes vote," said Congressman Nadler. "Nothing in the past two months has given me any indication that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell or President Trump will keep their word and allow a vote on a comprehensive, bipartisan bill to address Dreamers and other issues. House Speaker Paul Ryan isn’t even a party to this compromise and has made no promises about bringing up a bill even if the Senate does pass a DACA fix. Republicans know that because of the division and discord within their own party they cannot pass a long-term spending bill or an immigration compromise without Democratic votes. When they come to the table in good faith and actually work to get my vote, I will gladly vote yes."