Two valley congressmen received criticism over their vote on government shutdown spending.
Congressmen Henry Cuellar and Vicente Gonzales voted to keep the government running. Immigration groups were upset because language was taken out involving the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
It would have given a path to citizenship for Dreamers in this country. Cuellar and Gonzales voted for the budget, even though the DACA measure was taken out by Republicans.
At a press conference Congressman Gonzales spoke with News Center 23. He said it involved much more than the measure for dreamers. He said it also had to do with funding the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). It would have impacted millions of families and children in Texas; including the Rio Grande Valley. Their vote helps fund CHIP for the next six years.
Gonzales said an immigration plan involving DACA can still be worked out.