Pelosi funding bill is no compromise, funds her priorities and fails to secure border

Jan. 4, 2019, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging the Senate not pass H.R. 21 and H.J. Res. 1:

“House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants all of her priorities funded without funding the basic national security needs of our nation, which includes building the southern border wall. The United States Senate should just ignore these Pelosi messaging bills as being nothing more than first day political theatrics, forcing Pelosi to get serious. President Trump has promised to veto funding bills that do not include wall funding and sufficient southern border security, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has declared them dead on arrival.

“The moment Pelosi assumed the new Speakership in a new Congress, all political deals from the past Congress were null and void, and the Senate and the President should jointly strip away all of the compromises given to the Democrats in the hopes of avoiding the shutdown.

“What is truly unfortunate is that 8 House Republicans, including House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Greg Walden and former House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton, voted with Pelosi, giving legitimacy to her political stunt. Everyone in the House knew that splitting up the appropriations bills was a crass political ploy designed to allow Pelosi to fund her priorities while leaving the southern border unprotected from drugs, gangs and human trafficking.

“The decision by these 8 House Republicans is a direct slap in the face to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who has presented himself as a vigorous supporter of President Trump’s wall strategy. One of the hallmarks of Pelosi’s leadership in the minority was the ability to bring her entire caucus together to oppose Republican priorities. These 8 liberal Republicans present a foundational challenge to McCarthy’s leadership legitimacy and how he deals with them will define his tenure as minority leader.”


Americans for Limited Government has launched twin advocacy petitions to support the federal government’s constitutional responsibility to defend our borders and national sovereignty with and  building the southern border wall and

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