Foster Statement on Opposition to the Short Term Continuing Resolution
WASHINGTON, DC - I voted against the continuing resolution, because it is just another temporary patch that does not address the problems we are elected to solve. Republican leadership has had months to negotiate a bipartisan deal to finalize a budget, provide funding for CHIP, and come up with a solution to keep DREAMers in this country - all things that a vast majority of Americans support. The DREAM Act would pass today if it were brought up for a vote, but Republicans refused to negotiate with Democrats to give these young people a way to stay in the U.S. The deal they cooked up behind closed doors fails to address priorities a great majority of Americans expect – preservation of both military and non-military spending, resources to fight the opioid epidemic, protection of pensions, and additional disaster recovery for areas impacted by hurricanes and wildfires. I remain ready and willing to work with Republicans to fund the government and address these issues, but this bill does not satisfy those requirements.