Congresswoman Diana DeGette

Representing the First District of Colorado
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DeGette Slams Latest GOP Budget Crisis and Bill Omitting Important Priorities, Including DACA

Feb 9, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC -- Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Chief Deputy Whip, issued the following statement after voting against the “Bipartisan Budget Act” early this morning:

"Under its current Republican leadership, Congress has lurched from crisis to crisis over the federal budget since this fiscal year started in October, voting five times for stopgap spending bills and shutting down the government twice. 

"It's a disgrace, and these repeated, wasteful failures have left the government abused by congressional fecklessness and important priorities still unaddressed. Among them is finding a solution for Dreamers. A deadline looms there too: In less than a month, even more of these young men and women will lose their DACA protections and face deportation from the only country that most have ever known. They are integral members of our communities in Colorado and across the land, many serving in the armed forces, studying at universities, starting local businesses and taking part in civic life; we cannot let them down.”