Meng Issues Statement on Three Week Spending Bill
Jan 25, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement on the tentative three week spending bill.
“For the last 35 days, 800,000 federal employees have been held hostage by President Trump, Senate Majority Leader McConnell, and House Republicans over their refusal to do their most basic duty which is to fund the government. President Trump’s reckless demand for a border wall in exchange for reopening the government created unnecessary confusion and fear for our federal employees and the American people. Democrats support smart border security measures, but a medieval wall on the U.S.-Mexico border is an outdated mode of thinking from the president. I look forward to the government reopening and hope the president will negotiate in good faith in the coming weeks.”