MICHIGAN DEMOCRATS SEEK VOTE TO PROHIBIT FUNDS FROM BEING USED FOR TRUMP’S TRAVEL BAN
On Thursday, August 24, 2017, Representatives John Conyers, Jr., Sander Levin, Dan Kildee, Debbie Dingell, and Brenda Lawrence, filed an amendment to the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies appropriations bill to prevent Federal funds from being used to implement key sections of President Trump’s travel ban. This includes the provisions known as the Muslim ban and the provisions that effectively shut down the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. In addition to the amendment, the Members released the following joint statement:
Put simply, this Executive Order is bad policy and it makes our country less safe, and a growing chorus of foreign policy experts has condemned Trump’s Muslim and refugee ban as disastrous for U.S. foreign policy and national security.
Full text of the submitted amendment is available here.