Newhouse Fears DACA Setback From Shutdown
Holding the Federal Government hostage to a DACA deal wasn’t the right move by democrats as far as Congressman Dan Newhouse is concerned. In a news release, 4th Dist. Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) said he’s pleased the government shutdown was short lived.
“Approving this Continuing Resolution reopens the federal government and allows our men and women in uniform to receive their paychecks on time,” said Rep. Newhouse. “This legislation fully funds the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)—which provides health care to more than 60,000 children in Washington state—for six years, the longest reauthorization in CHIP’s history. The fruitless attempt to shut down the government failed to make progress on a negotiated solution for DACA, and I worry it may have in fact harmed progress. Now that Democrats have joined Republicans to fund the federal government, Congress can get back to negotiating and garnering support for a legislative solution, requested by the President, which gives certainty to DACA beneficiaries and provides border security.”
In the past Newhouse has expressed his concern for border security, the rule of law and the so called DACA "dreamers".
On Sept. 5th Newhouse said, “I believe that our borders must be secured, and our laws must be upheld, but we must also understand that these young people grew up in America and know no other life. They need the stability of a permanent legislative solution provided by Congress. I am committed to working on behalf of Dreamers and urge my colleagues to work together to provide a legislative solution.”