Rep. Gene Green Statement on Passage of FY 2018 8-Bill Appropriations Package
WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Representative Gene Green (D-TX) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3354, an omnibus appropriations bill to cut funding for domestic federal agencies for the fiscal year 2018.
“I voted against today’s short-sighted, partisan bill that will hinder job creation and economic growth. Congress needs to focus on supporting families in Houston and Harris County and throughout our country with reliable funding for schools, health care, and job training. Instead, the House Republican Majority passed a bill that makes significant cuts to apprenticeship programs, Pell grants, and would block the federal government from administering the Affordable Care Act after September 30th, leading to lost coverage and higher costs for millions of Americans."
"Today’s bill is not in the best interest of the American people. I hope the Senate Republican Majority will do what’s right and join Senate Democrats in adopting a spending bill that grows the economy and creates jobs.”