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Editorial: Bipartisan: Neither party owns all the good ideas




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U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar
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Last week’s failure of Congress to send President Barack Obama a supplemental appropriations bill to address the border humanitarian crisis is just the most recent example showing that Congress is broken and taxpayers have a right to be frustrated.

That is why I supported the passage of the emergency supplemental funding in the House, while still opposing legislation to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that was proposed by the right wing. I would have preferred the supplemental to have included the language from the bipartisan legislation that Sen. John Cornyn and I introduced that would have provided funding to address the crisis and made common-sense policy changes.Nevertheless, even though it was not a perfect bill, I was unwilling to vote to do nothing and watch the Department of Homeland Security run out of funds in the next 30 days.

Just saying no is not the leadership our people need, and I believe it is no longer acceptable to spend the overwhelming majority of our time looking for reasons to say no instead of looking for common-sense solutions. No one party has a corner on the market for good ideas. Voters elected us to work in a bipartisan, good-faith manner, craft common-sense solutions, and avoid crises in the first place.

This article originally ran in the Dallas Morning News.

Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, may be contacted through cuellar.house.gov.
 

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