Mitchell Votes No on Continuing Appropriations Act

February 14, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10) released the following statement tonight after voting against the Continuing Appropriations Act:


“When I ran for Congress, I pledged to secure our border and protect our communities, and late last year the House passed a bill with my support that would have funded the government completely and properly secured the border in line with requests from Customs and Border Protection. That bill was rejected by Senate Democrats who had previously voted in favor of border security and as a result, we endured a 35-day government shutdown. Unfortunately, over the last three weeks of negotiations Democrats have shown an unwillingness to support measures that properly secure the border, and as a result, the bill voted on tonight falls short of meeting that goal. That is why I voted no.”