Rep. Correa votes no on budget Deal
Washington, D.C. –Congressman Correa released the following statement on his decision to vote “no” on “H.R. 244 – Consolidated Appropriations Act for FY2017.”
“I applaud my colleagues for reaching a bipartisan deal. This budget will help many by giving our students a year-round Pell Grant, increasing funding to combat opioid addiction, providing funding for the Orange County streetcar, and increasing funding to study Alzheimer's disease and cancer.
Regretfully, I cannot vote for a budget that also dedicates nearly $1.5 billion to breaking up of families and further terrorizing our communities. This funding expands the Obama Administration's flawed border enforcement policies to the nation's interior, raising fear among longtime residents and their families. It also provides President Trump with a down payment on building his border wall. $1.5 billion dollars is a lot of money. We need to stop wasting taxpayers’ dollars on failed policies.”