Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) issued the following statement today regarding H.R. 601:

“I am pleased that Congress has moved swiftly to put people ahead of politics to address pressing priorities, including providing critical funding for disaster recovery and relief efforts, lifting the looming debt ceiling, and ensuring that our government continues to work for the American people.

“From the fires ravaging California, to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, to crises we have yet to foresee, it is imperative that federal disaster programs have the funds they need to help our fellow Americans in times of need. We also must ensure that our government continues its critical operations and is able to fulfill its financial obligations. Politics cannot get in the way of Social Security checks going out, bills being paid, and the basic functions of our government remaining open.

“Now that these must-pass items are heading to the President’s desk for signature, we should turn our attention to other critical legislation, including protecting our DREAMers and reauthorizing the Children’s Health Insurance Program and the Federal Aviation Administration.”

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