Washington January 18, 2018 – Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement on the Dream Act and a potential government funding bill:

“I said in December that I wouldn’t vote for a CR without the Dream Act, and I won’t do so now.

“I’m also hopeful that we can get away from continuing resolutions and get back to regular order. We can’t solve problems by funding the government a few weeks at a time. As a longtime member of the Appropriations Committee, I know the importance of funding the military and government agencies for a full-year.

“I’m hopeful that other senators won’t kick this can down the road yet again. We need to get the Dream Act passed, negotiate a multi-year budget agreement and fund the government through September, and we need to do so now.”