Faso votes with Schumer, not Gillibrand
Jan 23, 2018 1:01 pm
I want to see the government re-open as much as anyone, but this bill fails to fix the moral issue we must solve. That's why I voted against it.— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) January 22, 2018
Rep. John Faso (R-Kinderhook) voted Jan. 22 to provide funding to reopen the federal government. The bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives 266-150, after the Senate approved it 81-18. In the Senate, the New York delegation split, with Chuck Schumer voting for the measure he helped negotiate, and Kirsten Gillibrand voting against. Faso released a statement via press release, that read in part, "Senate Democrats and Sen. Schumer have finally come to their senses and have agreed to reopen the government. It was wrong to hold the nation hostage to the DACA issue, something that was unrelated to the federal government’s budget." Gillibrand tweeted, "I want to see the government reopen as much as anyone, but this bill fails to fix the moral issue we must solve. That's why I voted against it." The Senate agreed to take up the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals law next month in exchange for some Democrats voting with Republicans on the spending bill.