WASHINGTON – Top Appropriations Committee Republican Kay Granger (R-TX) issued the following statement after opposing the Democrats’ first appropriations package, H.R. 7608, which includes for the fiscal year 2021 funding bills for State and Foreign Operations; Agriculture, Rural Development, and Food and Drug Administration; Interior and Environment; and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs bills. All Republicans present opposed the measure.
“Democrats have chosen to play politics with the appropriations process instead of working to craft legislation that Members on both sides of the aisle can support.
“The bipartisan budget agreement that was made last year has been completely ignored. Not only do these bills increase deficit spending, they include reckless partisan language. Our national security is jeopardized, pro-life protections are reversed, American energy production is threatened, and job-crushing regulations are added. I cannot support bills that fail to keep this country safe and that threaten our economic recovery.
“Not only are the policies in this bill outrageous, the process has been problematic as well. I hope that we can get back on track and send bills to the President that he can sign into law.”
Ranking Member Granger’s remarks during floor consideration today are linked below:
H.R. 7608, Four-Bill Appropriations Package
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