House Democrats Urge Colleagues to Reject Policy Riders

Federal Budget and AppropriationsHouse Democrats urged their colleagues to advance FY17 spending bills without policy riders that threaten to derail the appropriations process. More than 172 representatives sent a letter to House leadership, stating, “At a time when our country is confronting a range of urgent challenges, it is critical that the House of Representatives works expeditiously to complete the appropriations process. We believe clean bills – free of controversial policy provisions – represent the best chance to advance appropriations legislation through ‘regular order’ and avoid another harmful political impasse.” Read the letter at: