Legislation included critical border security funds.
San Bernardino, Calif. – For more than a year, Congressman Pete Aguilar has made protecting Dreamers his top priority. To advance that goal, he authored legislation that simultaneously provided a pathway for Dreamers while also funding much needed border security. But yesterday, when presented with a historic opportunity to accomplish both of those goals, he voted no, in line with his party’s leadership.
Congressman Aguilar has time and again promised the voters of this district that he would reach across the aisle to address the critical issues facing our community. Yesterday, when presented with a historic opportunity to accomplish both goals, he voted no, in lockstep with his party leadership. While the Congressman undoubtedly saw some flaws in this bill, effective leaders know that getting things done requires not only the ability to compromise with the other party, but also the ability to buck one’s own party when its leadership decides to vote the wrong way just to score partisan political points.
Yesterday ‘s legislation would have addressed the legal status of 1.8 million Dreamers while also provided $25 billion in funding for border security initiatives requested by the President. The legislation would have also permanently addressed family separation. The package was the product of months of negotiations.
Sean Flynn is running for the 31st Congressional District representing all or portions of Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, San Bernardino, Highland, Redlands, Loma Linda, Grand Terrace, Colton, and Rialto.
Flynn is the best-selling author of Economics for Dummies. He is also coauthor of the world’s best-selling college economics textbook, Economics: Principles, Problems, and Policies. An avid martial arts enthusiast, Flynn is also a former U.S. National Aikido Forms Champion and coach. Flynn is single and lives in Redlands.
The General Election on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.