Congressman Evans Calls One-Week Spending Bill Disservice to American People

April 28, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) released the following statement after a one-week stopgap spending bill to fund and keep the government open until next week passed the House.

Leading Republicans in both the House and Senate claim they are close to an agreement on a spending bill that funds the government through September but need more time to finalize the details within their party.

“Republicans control all the levers of power and still weren’t able to pass a long-term spending bill to fund and keep our government open,” Congressman Evans said. “This is unacceptable. For eight years, the Party of ‘NO’ constantly criticized President Obama, and yet when given the keys to the car have decided to risk long-term damage to the economy by focusing on theatrics and drama instead of the real business of legislating.” 

“Federal workers who help secure our nation’s borders, protect and monitor our food supply, and support businesses via agencies like the SBA deserve better and should not have to wait while a Republican Congress tries to figure out how to use the proverbial manual transmission which drives our economy,” Evans said.

Tomorrow will be President Trump’s 100th day in the White House and we have 100 days of court cases, stalling, and flagrant tweets. The Trump Administration clearly is not ready for prime-time.

“It’s day 99 and all we have are broken promises,” Evans said, “It’s time to roll up our sleeves, work across party lines to fight for sound economic policies that give our schools and students, our small business owners and entrepreneurs, our seniors and our veterans the resources they need to prosper in our neighborhoods.”

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Media Contact: Becca Brukman, 202-225-4001, Becca.Brukman@mail.house.gov