Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke’s Statement on Passage of a 2011 Continuing Resolution
Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke released the following statement after the passage of a H.R. 1473, the Fiscal Year 2011 Continuing Resolution (CR) which keeps the U.S. Government running through September 30, 2011:
“I believe that the cuts presented in this continuing resolution are a clear moral compass as to what this Republican Majority in the House values in our nation. Unfortunately, creating jobs is most certainly not a top priority,” stated Congresswoman Clarke.
The CR includes almost $40 billion in cuts — some targeting programs in education, health and investing in infrastructure. Some cuts include:
• 7% or $504 million from the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women,
Infants, and Children (WIC);
• 24% from the State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance program from
• $2.9 billion in high speed rail funds; and much more.
“100 days in Congress have passed and Republicans have managed to bring several pieces of legislation to the floor that cuts investments in our nation’s infrastructure, eliminates funds that allow women to access healthcare and destroys jobs,” added Congresswoman Clarke. “Instead of listening to the cries of the American people who want us to focus on jobs and this economic recovery, this Republican led Congress choose to hold on the ideological partisan rhetoric that is hurting our nation today.”
“I will continue to fight to ensure that this congress focused on job creation. Our aspiring middle class, middle class, working poor, and our most vulnerable populations need their federal government to ensure that this nation continues to recover out of the economic downturn that still effect so many Americans,” concluded Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke.