WASHINGTON -- Ahead of the vote on H.J. Res. 31, The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019, Rep. Mark Green released the following statement:

"This 1,169-page spending bill was released less than 24 hours ago. It does nothing to address our border crisis let alone our spending crisis.

"The U.S. Congress must not pass a bill that provides non-citizens 9x more international aid ($12.8 billion) than wall money ($1.375 billion) that will keep American citizens safe.

"I cannot support this bill and urge Congress to pass a short-term funding bill to keep the government open while we find a solution that puts the safety of Americans first."