Whip's Report E-Newsletter ● Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
For Immediate Release: 
April 27, 2018
Contact Info: 
Mariel Saez 202-225-3130
Message from the Democratic Whip

Today, the House passed a bipartisan, long-term reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration, action that was long overdue. I am pleased the bill included changes to the Stafford Act that I advocated for along with Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy following our trip to Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Florida Keys to examine damage following Hurricanes Irma and Maria. These provisions will allow communities to rebuild more resiliently by investing in mitigation, which will ensure they are better prepared for future storms and will save taxpayer dollars in avoided recovery costs.

This week, I continued to urge Speaker Ryan to bring legislation to the Floor to protect DREAMers and provide them with a pathway to citizenship. I have joined an effort with 247 House Members, both Democrats and Republicans, that would allow consideration of four separate measures to address the DACA crisis created by President Trump. We have demonstrated there is strong, bipartisan support for debating this issue. I will continue to encourage Republican leadership to let the House work its will.

Finally, over the district work period, House Democrats will continue to discuss how we are offering the American people A Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages, and a Better Future. While Republican policies are resulting in a raw deal for the middle class, Democrats have an agenda to create jobs, expand opportunity, strengthen health care and retirement security, and ensure more of our people can make it in America. We’ll continue to highlight this agenda in the weeks ahead.

Sincerely yours,

Steny H. Hoyer
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