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May 10, 2019 | Press Releases

Steube Defends Florida Values with ‘No’ Vote on The Supplemental Appropriations Act

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Greg Steube (R-Fla.) issued the following statement after voting against H.R. 2157, The Supplemental Appropriations Act:

“Again, instead of helping Floridians with disaster relief, Democrats are playing partisan politics. I stood with President Trump and voted no on this bill. H.R. 2157 was advertised as a savior to disaster relief and a necessary step to funding key emergency response programs, but it was really a blank check full of wasteful spending to Planned Parenthood, a serious threat to our nation’s growing deficit, and it would not have given a single cent to the state of Florida. I pledged throughout my campaign to address America’s growing debt and wasteful government spending and stand up for Florida values and today, I kept that promise.

This bill would have extended the National Flood Insurance Program without reform, barred funds from being used for construction of the much-needed border wall, and unnecessarily added money to a Disaster Relief Fund that already contains $29 billion. All this, with absolutely no offset to address the cost—significantly adding to the national debt. Make no mistake, I will make sure that those areas in Florida ravaged by recent hurricanes will have the support they need to rebuild, but we can do so in a responsible way.

This bill was a bad deal for Florida and I’m proud to have voted against it to stand up for our Florida values.”