Yoder Statement on Trump-Pelosi-Schumer Debt Limit Deal
Washington, DC – This morning, Representative Kevin Yoder (R-KS) issued the following statement after voting against President Donald Trump’s deal with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) to attach a debt limit increase to the relief package for victims of Hurricane Harvey:
"I’m deeply frustrated with today’s vote and how it came about. I was proud to cast my vote in favor of a clean emergency relief package for the victims of Hurricane Harvey earlier this week. That package was targeted, necessary, and narrowly met the immediate needs of victims. It spent taxpayer dollars wisely and didn’t take advantage of emergency needs to achieve other controversial priorities. Today’s package didn’t meet those standards.
“It’s my hope that in December we can work together to make long-term, meaningful spending reforms and pass the fiscally responsible Appropriations bills our committee has diligently put together throughout this year. I strongly believe there are bipartisan compromises that work for the American people, but today’s short-term fix that kicks the can down the road wasn’t one of them.”