Shea-Porter Statement on House Omnibus Vote
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement after voting “no” on House Republicans’ Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus bill, which passed the house by a vote of 211-198:
“I could not vote for today’s bill because of the deep cuts it would inflict on programs that are critical to New Hampshire families. These include cuts to job training, education, infrastructure, and economic development. This bill dramatically reduces investments in clean air and clean water, Pell Grants, after-school programs, and law enforcement, including COPS grants. It would provide less support for programs New Hampshire needs to combat our state’s heroin, fentanyl, and prescription opioid crisis. The bill would hurt Granite Staters’ access to health care with extreme partisan policies that include defunding Planned Parenthood and prohibiting the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. After the positive progress Congress made with last week’s bipartisan continuing resolution, I am disappointed that Speaker Ryan brought this extreme partisan bill to a vote, and I continue to ask Republicans to work with Democrats on a funding bill that protects New Hampshire’s priorities.”
For more information on today’s bill, see the Appropriations Committee’s fact sheet.