Humanitarian Aid Held Hostage By House Democrats

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Washington, June 25, 2019 | comments

Today, House Democrats passed H.R. 3401, a bill which strays far from the Trump Administration’s request for immediate humanitarian assistance. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko released the following statement.

After repeatedly saying the crisis at the border is ‘manufactured’ Democrats are finally acknowledging that there is in fact a crisis at the border. Unfortunately, they are choosing to play politics with a desperately needed humanitarian aid package instead of working on a bill that would actually be signed into law. This bill lacks funding in critical areas and imposes unreasonable restrictions on the Department of Homeland Security. Republicans have been pleading with Democrats to take action and were rejected 17 times. It is time for Democrats to start working with Republicans on a bipartisan solution.”

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