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Tammy Duckworth statement on Senate approval of budget resolution

U.S. Sen. Duckworth visits East St. Louis

U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Illinois) visited East St. Louis, IL on Monday to answer questions on social agencies, North Korea, Syria, U.S. Steel jobs, and health care.
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U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Illinois) visited East St. Louis, IL on Monday to answer questions on social agencies, North Korea, Syria, U.S. Steel jobs, and health care.

U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth, D-Hoffman Estates, released a statement following the Senate’s passage of an omnibus appropriations act that will fund the federal government through September:

“I’m glad Congress was able to reach a bipartisan agreement to keep the government funded, averting the prospect of a government shutdown. It’s notable that this bill does not gut the EPA, defund Planned Parenthood or spend a cent on the Trump Administration’s border wall. Instead, it increases crucial investments in infrastructure spending, Pell Grants and the National Institutes of Health. As we look ahead to September, I urge the President to drop his threat to hold government funding hostage if Congress doesn’t let him force American taxpayers to pay for his border wall. Congress must instead reach a responsible, long-term solution.”

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