- Rep. Norm Dicks Last Tuesday: "Despite my concerns, I will support this CR. The last thing we need, with a fragile economy and regions reeling from natural disasters, is another partisan political fight in Congress. The American public wants us to act quickly. We should pass this CR and work together to enact FY 2012 appropriations that promote economic growth and encourage job creation."
- Rep. Norm Dicks Today: Hoyer said he will oppose the bill, as will Rep. Norm Dicks (Wash.), the senior Democrat on the Appropriations Committee.
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.