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Delgado laments temporary budget deal

Jan 28, 2019 12:15 am
Jack Howland reports in the Poughkeepsie Journal that Rep. Antonio Delgado, the Democrat from Rhinebeck representing New York's 19th Congressional District, said the budget deal to end the longest shutdown in United States history is only a “temporary fix.” Delgado, in Pine Plains holding his second town hall meeting since taking office, said he will call for hearings to see if there were any “lapses or delays that affected people’s lives,” from the shutdown. President Trump had agreed to a budget deal with Congressional Republicans and Democrats, then pulled out of that deal in December, demanding $5.7 million for a border wall he once claimed Mexico would pay for. Trump on Jan. 25, agreed to re-open the government for a few weeks, without any wall funding. "We certainly need to work on border security,” Delgado said. “We should be able to have that debate without putting us through what we just had to go through for 35 days.” At the town meeting Delgado also said he wanted to bring Chatham Police Chief Peter Volkmann to Washington D.C. to testify about the the Chatham Cares 4 U Outreach Initiative drug addiction program. WGXC has an audio recording to the complete town hall meeting in the WGXC audio archives online at wgxc.org. Read the full story in the Poughkeepsie Journal.
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