November 14, 2023

STATEMENT: Auchincloss: “I Cannot Support A Short-Term Spending Measure That Fails To Defend Democracy.”

Washington, D.C. - The below statement regarding the Continuing Resolution can be attributed to Congressman Jake Auchincloss (D, MA-04):

“When House Republicans took us to the brink in September, I vowed it would be the last time I’d vote to bail out their dysfunction without a clear, credible, and concrete plan for supporting Ukraine. Today, I am keeping my word.

“Since we last voted on a continuing resolution, the world has only become more dangerous for democracies. Congress must demonstrate through its power of the purse that the United States stands with its allies in Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan.

“Despite credible efforts that reflect the bipartisan majorities in both chambers in favor of aid, there is no clear and concrete plan from Republicans to demonstrate global leadership to friends and foes alike. I cannot support a short-term spending measure, cobbled together as the GOP careens from crisis to crisis, that fails to defend democracy.”

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