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Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger

Representing the 2nd District of Maryland

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Ruppersberger Issues Statement on 2018 Minibus Bill

Sep 14, 2017
Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger issued the following statement in response to the passage of the 2018 Minibus Bill debated on the House Floor Today.

“Today I was forced to vote against a partisan spending package which passed with only one Democratic vote. Not only does this bill drastically slash funding for programs that mitigate coastal flooding, it pulls the plug on the Affordable Care Act, and grossly underfunds domestic investment in infrastructure, education, and healthcare.

These cuts are all being made only to free up funds for a border wall and to create a mass deportation force – a fundamentally misguided approach to addressing our nation’s complex immigration challenges.

Funding our government used to be a bipartisan effort. It is shameful to see House leadership put forth a bad spending bill which nearly half of its legislative body could not support.”