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Published on Sep 21, 2011
Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-28), Ranking Member of the House Rules Committee, today spoke on the House floor regarding the Republican Continuing Resolution (CR). The legislation provides insufficient funds for disaster relief and breaks with long-standing tradition by requiring that the emergency assistance be off-set.
In part she said: "Instead of doing the tough, unglamorous work of the House — our friends have spent most of our time on ideological quests and political games. Instead of fulfilling their pledge to uphold the Constitution, the Republican majority has worked to fulfill campaign pledges to Grover Norquist and the far right. Instead of creating jobs, our colleagues on the other side have spent months on end pushing a partisan agenda that has covered everything from the trivial to the very real dangers of default."