Schumer and Pelosi Joint Statement on Harvey Aid Package and Avoiding Default

September 6, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued the following joint statement regarding Democratic votes for a Harvey aid package and a short term debt limit increase:

“Democrats are prepared to offer our votes for the Harvey aid package, and a short term debt limit increase of three months. Given Republican difficulty in finding the votes for their plan, we believe this proposal offers a bipartisan path forward to ensure prompt delivery of Harvey aid as well as avoiding a default, while both sides work together to address government funding, DREAMers, and health care.”