Shaheen Statement on One-Week Continuing Resolution to Extend Government Funding Deadline
(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the Senate passed a one-week bill to avoid a government shutdown, extending the deadline for funding the government as negotiations on a spending package for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 continue. The Senate and House will vote on a full government funding package for FY 2023 next week, after a framework agreement was reached Tuesday night.
“While I’m relieved this continuing resolution will temporarily avoid a disastrous government shutdown, funding the government should not be a manufactured crisis orchestrated by Republicans each year. We are 10 weeks into the fiscal year, which is simply unacceptable. Continuing resolutions put our national security, public safety and essential government operations at risk, while jeopardizing services to veterans and vulnerable populations. We are stalled on delivering the investments needed for communities to experience critical bills we passed this year, like the PACT Act for veterans’ health and the CHIPS and Science Act to drive innovation,” said Shaheen. “I’m pleased that Republicans finally ended their obstruction and joined Democrats in negotiations to work on delivering a full-year spending package that provides the long-term certainty our states and local communities need. I look forward to Congress finalizing this legislation and sending it to the President’s desk to be signed into law next week.”