Congressman Veasey Statement on Passage of Short-Term Funding and Hurricane Harvey Aid
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, released the following statement after the House passed an amended version of H.R. 601, a bill to keep the government open until December 8, 2017 and to provide critical funding for Hurricane Harvey recovery relief efforts:
“Today, I voted in favor of a Continuing Resolution to avert a costly government shutdown and to ensure that the full faith and credit of the United States is not called into question. Maintaining FY17 funding levels responsibly funds the government for another three months without endorsing President Trump’s irresponsible budget cuts that hurt American families, seniors, students, and veterans.
A bipartisan spirit continues to help my fellow Texans recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey as a total of $15.25 billion is now set aside for victims. Additionally, extending the National Flood Insurance Flood Program will continue providing access to affordable premiums for the thousands of Americans who currently live in flood prone regions.
Today’s vote serves as a reminder to the House Republican leadership that they have three months to work with Democrats on a long-term bipartisan funding bill. Under the Republican led Congress and Administration, a failure to find a bipartisan solution would cripple our nation’s ability to grow our economy, create jobs, and give hardworking families access to services they need.”