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Blumenthal and Murphy Statement on CR Vote

[WASHINGTON, DC] – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) released the following statement today after opposing another short-term, stopgap spending measure that failed to address several major outstanding deadlines:

“This stop-gap three-week patch shortchanges Connecticut’s needs and priorities. Kicking the can down the road – for the fourth time in as many months – hurts Connecticut in unique ways. A commitment to have an immigration debate next month is welcome, but we could not in good conscience support a bill that fails to adequately support our national defense, opioid treatment, disaster relief, or community health centers while leaving Dreamers without any certainty about their future. We will continue to fight for Connecticut’s priorities as negotiations continue during this short-term stopgap spending measure, including real investments in our national security, adequate resources to fight the opioid crisis, support for community health centers, full funding for disaster relief and a solution that protects our Dreamers.”