Pelosi Statement on Passage of House GOP’s Continuing Resolution


 

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after the House passed the GOP’s continuing resolution:

“The House Republicans never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.  The CR should have been an opportunity for Republicans to join with Democrats to solve the problems that face our country.

“The Republican Continuing Resolution serves only to continue the anxiety in the lives of DREAMers, veterans, children and working families across America.  Instead of addressing the urgent, bipartisan priorities of the American people, Republicans squandered this week on tax breaks for corporate America and the wealthiest.

“It had been our hope not only to improve the quality of this bill but to add the DREAM Act to it, which enjoys strong bipartisan support from the American people.  Polling shows the overwhelming majority of Americans support a path to citizenship for the DREAMers, including 81 percent of Independents and 57 percent of Republicans.”