Hoyer: Majority of Dems will oppose short-term spending resolution
September 21, 2011
A "great majority" of House Democrats will oppose the GOP's short-term spending bill when it hits the floor Wednesday afternoon, party leaders announced Wednesday.
The Democrats are opposed to a provision of the Republicans' continuing resolution (CR) that would offset emergency disaster funding by slashing a fuel-efficiency program.
"I expect a great majority of Democrats to be voting no on the CR today," House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) told reporters in the Capitol.
Hoyer said he will oppose the bill, as will Rep. Norm Dicks (Wash.), the senior Democrat on the Appropriations Committee.
Dicks had issued a statement last week suggesting he would support the package despite his wariness of the disaster-aid offset.