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Democrat NJ 12

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  • Funding Bill Riders

    by Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman

    Posted on 2015-12-03

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    WATSON COLEMAN asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mrs. WATSON COLEMAN. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to urge my colleagues on the other side of the aisle to end their calls for shutdown and to work in a bipartisan manner to pass a funding measure without riders.

    This body has gotten into the habit of using last-minute Hail Mary votes to save us from one manufactured crisis after another, and it is taking our attention away from the list of things we need to get done-- things like reforming our criminal justice system, addressing gun violence, or creating jobs.

    There is just 1 week left before funding runs out, and it looks like we are heading into yet another crisis. In the midst of growing threats to national [[Page H8975]] security, we need to take politics out of this equation. We need to take poison pills that threaten working American families off the negotiating table.

    Mr. Speaker, I am ready and willing to work to keep the government of the greatest nation in the world open, and I know my Democratic colleagues will as well. I hope every Member of this body is ready to do the same.

    I want to express my condolences to San Bernardino and its families on their loss. I urge Congress to get moving on gun safety legislation.


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