Sen. Hirono Comments on Budget Deal

February 9, 2018, 8:12 AM HST
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Sen. Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawai‘i) released the following statement after voting against the budget deal and continuing resolution:

“Throughout the debate on government spending, I have consistently supported efforts to fund critical domestic priorities without pitting groups against one another.

“A lot of hard work and compromise went into this budget deal, which includes a number of provisions I strongly support. However, Dreamers were left out of the bill to allow this deal to go forward.

“I voted against this legislation because Dreamers are not included in it.

“An overwhelming majority of the public supports legislation to protect Dreamers, and Democrats will be fighting hard for them during the upcoming debate on immigration.”

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