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Palmer: The Republican Majority Has Done Its Job


Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL) released the following statement regarding Democrat Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's false claims.

"Yesterday, just before the vote to approve another Continuing Resolution (CR) to keep the government open until February 8th, Democrat Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi went to the floor of the House to argue that the reason we were voting on another CR is that the Republican majority in the House has failed to do our job," said Palmer. "What the American people should know is that our Republican majority has done its job with almost no support from our Democrat colleagues. In fact, the Republican majority in the House bundled all twelve of the government appropriations into two bills and passed them before the end of last summer.

"This was the first time in eight years that the House passed all the appropriations bills and included fully funding our military. Yet, the most Democrat votes we received on either bill was five…just five. We sent those bills to the Senate and they did not take them up. Consequently, we have been forced to pass continuing resolutions to keep the government funded.

"In addition, we also funded the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in a separate bill we passed and the Democrats in the Senate held it up as well. As a result, we added CHIP funding to the last CR to fund the program for the next six years.

"The American people need to know who is really playing politics. On the last two CRs, had Democrat House members not rushed to change their votes at the last minute once they realized the CRs were about to pass, there would have been precious few Democrat votes for either one. As the cliché` goes, you are entitled to your own opinion, but you are not entitled to your own facts. Ms. Pelosi should realize that - especially when the record so clearly indicates that the facts don't support her opinions or her assertions."

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