Washington D.C. — On Thursday, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) joined House Democrats in passing H.R. 267, which would fund the Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to reopen essential services for homebuyers and renters and to ensure air travel and highway transportation are safe for travel. In wake of the vote, Congresswoman Moore released the following statement:
“Milwaukee is in the midst of an affordable housing crisis. Too many of my constituents already struggle every month with rents that keep going up and paychecks that can’t keep up. When HUD’s Section 8 rental assistance program runs out, even more low-income Milwaukeeans will be at risk of eviction. President Trump has held my constituents hostage to his shortsighted demands for 20 days too long. It’s time to fully fund HUD so no American family has to live in fear of losing their home.
“It is further imperative that Congress pass this bill to send Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board employees back to work to ensure our skies are safe to fly and our roads are safe to travel. The Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development must be reopened and fully funded to ensure that the worst impacts of Trump’s shutdown do not continue to impact our communities. Rather than manufacturing fear and needless hatred at the border, federal funds must be directed to support federal agencies that take care of our communities.”