WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) released the following statement today after the House of Representatives passed a fourth continuing resolution, this time funding the government through February 16:
“Once again, Republicans have voted to kick the can down the road. Despite controlling all levers of government – the House of Representatives, the Senate, and the White House – Republicans continue to play politics with some of the most important issues facing Marylanders. It is absolutely incomprehensible that Republican leaders wasted the last four months passing their tax bill, which raises the deficit by $1.5 trillion dollars and raises taxes on thousands of working families in Maryland, instead of working with Democrats to responsibly fund the government.
“Governing by continuing resolution is irresponsible and puts the safety and security of our nation at risk. I will continue to urge my Republican colleagues to stop playing political games and instead work with Democrats to responsibly fund the government and address the critical issues facing our nation, including protecting DREAMers; reauthorizing the Children’s Health Insurance Program; and addressing other urgent health care priorities, including funding for community health centers.”