Cicilline Statement on Short-Term Government Spending Bill

Friday, December 22, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement today:

“Republicans spent yesterday celebrating a tax bill that robs money from the middle class and gives it to corporations and the wealthiest Americans. Today, they failed to address any of the urgent needs facing working people.”

“This funding bill passed by the Republicans today fails to include a long-term, bipartisan extension of children’s health insurance and makes harmful cuts to critical preventative health care for kids. It fails to ensure that veterans can get the care they need through the VA. It abandons millions of American families who are struggling as a result of the ongoing opiate epidemic.

“If you’re wealthy and well-off, Republicans have your back. If you’re a working person, you’re on your own. That’s the message Republicans are sending with their tax bill and this budget resolution.”

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