Pappas Votes to Reopen Government, Opposes Any Bill With Border Wall Funding
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In one of his first votes in Congress, U.S. Rep. Chris Pappas supported measures to resolve the partial government shutdown. He tells NHPR he will not support any legislation that includes President Trump’s request for billions for a border wall.
“I wouldn’t vote for any spending plan that includes the border wall,” he said. “I think that’s irresponsible. It’s an idea that doesn’t make a heck of a lot of sense. You know the President on the campaign promised that a foreign power, Mexico, was going to pay for this border wall. So, this is a bumper sticker slogan that’s designed to play to a political base.”