Speaker Nancy Pelosi

U.S. House of Representatives

Pelosi Statement on Trump Administration Stealing Money from Disaster Relief to Fund Cruel Family Incarceration Policy

August 28, 2019
Press Release

San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on the Trump Administration’s attempt to divert money from FEMA’s Disaster Relief Fund to fund its family incarceration policy:

“The President’s brazen assault on the Congress’s most fundamental Constitutional power, the power of the purse, is cruel, deeply dangerous and made in bad faith.

“Stealing from appropriated funds is always unacceptable, but to pick the pockets of disaster relief funding in order to fund an appalling, inhumane family incarceration plan is staggering – and to do so on the eve of hurricane season is stunningly reckless.

“I urge the Administration to swiftly reconsider this deeply irresponsible action, and to begin to work in good faith with Congress so that we can deliver progress For The People.”