Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) issued the following statement today after the House of Representatives vote on H.R. 1765:
"Today's vote is a patchwork solution to the much larger problem of sequestration. While flight delays across the nation are certainly troublesome, so are billions of dollars in other mindless, across-the-board sequester cuts. Unfortunately, this legislation does not provide a solution for 30,000 Michigan children dropped from Headstart, the 600,000 women and children dropped from nutrition assistance programs, or replace four million meals cut for low-income Michigan seniors.
"Instead of a piecemeal approach to fixing the effects of the sequester, Congress should repeal it in its entirety. Yet, House Republican leadership continues to refuse to appoint budget conferees so that Congress can continue on with its work to pass a budget that replaces the sequester with a more balanced, responsible approach. For months, I have stood firmly against sequestration taking effect because I believe it is bad policy that hurts our economic recovery and slashes vital services that impact my constituents and the communities I represent."