Shaheen Statement on Passage of the Continuing Resolution to Keep Government Open
(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), senior member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee and Chair of the Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Subcommittee, today issued the following statement after Congress passed a continuing resolution that will keep the government open into the new year:
“On behalf of Granite Staters and all Americans, I’m relieved this bill was passed to keep the government open and prevent significant harm to families and small businesses in New Hampshire,” said Shaheen. “While this continuing resolution will ensure federal workers and service members get their paychecks and families can continue to access critical services, I’m deeply disappointed this stop-gap bill does not include any additional support for our allies and partners abroad who are facing down terrorists and autocrats. I will keep working with my colleagues to ensure we pass a supplemental funding package that covers the breadth of our national security interests, which includes support for Ukraine, Israel and our Indo-Pacific partners.”
The Senator continued, “Stop-gap funding bills create inefficiencies within government that only serve to waste American taxpayer dollars and sow uncertainty in the economy. In the Senate, I’ve been proud to work alongside my colleagues to craft strong, bipartisan funding bills—having recently passed three of them out of the Senate. In the New Year, it’s my hope that House Republicans will choose to act responsibly, hold to the bipartisan deal they made with President Biden in May and work with Democrats to pass full-year appropriations bills.”
Earlier this month, Shaheen voted for Senate-passage of funding legislation that includes numerous priorities she championed that will benefit New Hampshire. Over the past few weeks, Shaheen has spoken out in support of a full, comprehensive supplemental funding package that would recognize the breadth of our national security interests, including humanitarian aid and support for Ukraine, Israel and the Indo-Pacific.