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Congress Temporarily Averts Another Republican Shutdown

Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed another temporary funding bill to avert a federal government shutdown.

“Nearly a third of the way into this fiscal year, Congress has been forced to pass a third temporary funding bill to avoid the federal government shutting down because of House Republicans’ inability to govern. The bipartisan toplines for this fiscal year were agreed to by the House and Senate last May and only now have House Republicans accepted that reality. This cycle of short-term funding measures hurts the federal government’s ability to support American families and undermines faith in our economy.

“Throughout this Congress, Democrats have demonstrated we are willing and ready to come together with Republicans, prioritizing the interests of the American people over politics. It is high time for Republicans to move away from extremism and join us in providing predictability to families and our economy.”

This bill now heads to President Biden, who is expected to quickly sign it.