Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) issued the following statement regarding today’s vote on the Republican majority’s fifth continuing resolution:

“The Republican leadership’s fourth continuing resolution expires in two days, and they still refuse to negotiate a bipartisan agreement to address our nation’s pressing priorities. As I have said time and again, these short-term funding bills hurt our national security, hurt U.S. economic growth, hurt our veterans, and hurt working families across the nation who are looking for certainty and leadership. Despite asking repeatedly for ‘more time’ to negotiate with Democrats, Speaker Ryan has refused to come to the table, and has instead insisted on unilaterally passing the fifth continuing resolution of the year, kicking the can down the road once more. I remain – as I have for months – committed to reaching a bipartisan agreement on our budget priorities.”

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