Michigan Democrats Seek Vote to Prohibit Funds From Being Used for Trump's Travel Ban

Aug 25, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – 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:

“In the wake of Charlottesville, Americans across the country must unite in opposition to discrimination and bigotry in all its forms.  Today, we ask House leadership to allow a vote on our amendment, so that Republicans and Democrats can stand together and finally put an end to President Trump’s Executive Order, that bans Muslims and refugees from the United States. This order fails the test of moral leadership, and it does not represent who we are as a Nation. After the events in Charlottesville, this is clearer than ever.”

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.