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Shaheen Statement on Bipartisan Agreement on Long-Term Government Funding, Including Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee and Chair of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) Subcommittee, applauded Senate passage of a bill to keep the government open and bipartisan agreement to move forward with the full-year appropriations legislation, including the CJS appropriations bill, which invests in a wide range of critical programs benefitting New Hampshire and the country. In July, the Appropriations Committee passed the Shaheen-led CJS bill in a 28-1 bipartisan vote.

“I’m relieved that we finally have a bipartisan agreement for long-term government funding. Shutting down the government helps no one. It should not have taken more than five months to get this done, but I sincerely hope we can move quickly to finalize and finish these important bills that will invest in the American economy and support working families everywhere,” said Senator Shaheen.

Shaheen continued, “As Chair of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Subcommittee, I’m proud that the bill I’ve worked to negotiate with my colleague U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) will be included in the first tranche and will invest in programs to help keep our communities and nation secure, further United States leadership in science and innovation and support the growth of American businesses and good jobs. I look forward to finishing up work on this and other appropriations bills so we can finally send full government funding legislation to the President’s desk to be signed into law.”