June 28, 2019

Congressman Neguse's Statement on the Senate’s Insufficient Humanitarian Aid Bill

Washington D.C.— Today, Congressman Neguse voted against the Senate’s insufficient humanitarian aid legislation, which, unlike the bill passed earlier in the week from the House of Representatives, does not include standards of care for children at the border or establish restrictions to prevent funds from going towards child separation. He released the following statement after the vote: 

“The conditions that are being reported at detention facilities at our southern border cannot continue. These children on our border need resources now.  In the House, we worked to craft a bill that would protect vulnerable children, keep America safe and honor our values by limiting detention stays and ensuring strong standards of medical care and nourishment for children at the border. We did our job, the Senate has refused to do theirs.” 

“I could not in good conscious vote for legislation that does not ensure that care for children at our border is improved. I implore my Senate colleagues and this Administration to stop the political games and begin work on much-needed comprehensive immigration reform.”