Lowey Statement on House Republicans Blocking Bipartisan Disaster Relief Legislation for Third Time

May 30, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON — House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY-17) released the following statement after House Republicans objected to passage of bicameral, bipartisan disaster relief legislation for a third time:

“We were sent to Congress to solve problems, not to make them worse. Yet House Republicans have again delayed desperately-needed relief for American families and communities – even as tornadoes and storms continue to hit the Midwest.

“It is beyond comprehension that anyone would think 15 minutes of fame is worth making disaster victims, like those in flood-battered Tennessee, wait even longer for the help they need.”

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116th Congress