Press Release

Rep. Cuellar’s Statement on Republican-Proposed Laddered Continuing Resolution

Washington | Arturo C. Olivarez, DC Press Secretary (956-970-1441), November 12, 2023

Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28) released the following statement on the Republican-proposed laddered Continuing Resolution:

“I oppose the Republican-proposed laddered Continuing Resolution (CR). This proposal doesn’t include emergency supplemental funding for Border Patrol and other operators who are working tirelessly to secure the border, doubles the likelihood of a government shutdown, doesn’t include emergency funding for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), and doesn’t include the emergency supplemental funding requested by the President to support our foreign allies. Furthermore, at a time when our country is facing so many urgent crises around the world, we can’t keep the Department of Defense and the Department of State in a CR until February of next year,” said Dr. Cuellar, Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security. “A laddered CR is not the solution we need to keep the government open. I look forward to working with my House colleagues, both Democrats and Republicans, to pass a clean CR and avoid a government shutdown as we reach a bipartisan agreement on the full FY24 government spending bills.”