Next week, Congress heads back to Washington, DC, on a steadfast track to pass 12 appropriations bills to fully fund the government and avoid a government shutdown before the October 1st deadline.
Why are we working to pass 12 appropriations bills in 18 days?
In May, extreme MAGA Republicans in the House took the American economy hostage. They threatened to refuse to pay the nation's bills to extract vicious and draconian cuts on all future spending. While we averted disaster, these same extremists are once again threatening to make the American people pay by shutting down the entire federal government unless they get their way. Democrats are prepared to do everything we can to ensure our government remains open, providing the services our constituents rely on.
As long as Republicans are in charge of the House, the country will be subject to their antics and continue to live on the brink of disaster. They will hold our government hostage at every turn, putting millions of Americans at risk. We can’t continue to live like this.
While we are laser-focused on the work ahead of us, we are also laser-focused on November 5, 2024, when Democrats will take back the House Majority and again get to legislate for the American people.
I always arrive in DC prepared to fight for our community. This trip is no different, but with your help, Democrats can retake the House in 2024 and get back to delivering for the American people.
Judy Chu | AMB Consulting, 1531 Purdue Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90025