Whip's Report E-Newsletter ● Immigration
For Immediate Release: 
January 12, 2018
Contact Info: 
Mariel Saez 202-225-3130
Message from the Democratic Whip

This week marked the beginning of the second session of the 115th Congress began, and we returned to face the same lengthy to-do list that Republicans left unaddressed at the end of 2017. There are just four legislative days left to fund the government before the current funding bill expires, in addition to addressing priorities like protecting DREAMers, reauthorizing the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and providing disaster relief funding to Americans who are still recovering. I urge President Trump and Congressional Republicans to work with us to reach compromise on these issues and get our work done. Failure to do so is further demonstration that Republicans are unable and unwilling to govern on behalf of the American people.   

On Tuesday, I attended a meeting at the White House on immigration. Both the President and a bipartisan group of Members of Congress all agreed that we must protect DREAMers who were brought to the United States as children. I am committed to addressing this issue and will continue discussions with my colleagues across the aisle to see if we can reach an agreement in the coming days.  

Finally, we recently observed the one-year anniversary of the intelligence community naming Russia as the hostile actor interfering in our elections. A full year later, House Republicans have still not taken action to prevent future attacks against our democracy. We know that the Trump campaign was offered help by the Russians during the election, the campaign accepted this help, and President Trump himself encouraged it. However, many unanswered questions remain, and we must establish a bipartisan, independent commission to investigate Russian attempts to subvert our democracy in order to protect our elections in the future.

Sincerely yours,

Steny H. Hoyer
 
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