PRICE STATEMENT ON FY 2017 APPROPRIATIONS OUTLOOK
Washington, DC– Congressman David E. Price (NC-04), Raking Member of the House Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, released the following statement responding to reports that House Republicans will not consider the remaining Fiscal Year 2017 Appropriations bills.
“The apparent decision by House Republicans to abandon the appropriations process for Fiscal Year 2017 is a profound disappointment and a troubling sign of things to come. These appropriations bills – which reflect months of bipartisan negotiations between appropriators and staff at funding levels agreed to in a bipartisan budget deal – would have provided sustainable investments in critical priorities that will now be jeopardized under a short-term continuing resolution. It’s clear that the extreme right wing of the Republican party has no interest in fulfilling the most basic responsibilities of government, but if their party leadership and President-elect are unwilling or unable to restrain them, we are in for a long four years. I urge Senate leaders in both parties to reject the House’s proposal and insist that Congress fulfill its constitutional responsibility to fund the government.”