Delaney Statement on Continuing Resolution Vote
WASHINGTON – Today the House passed a short-term funding bill to avoid a government shutdown and keep the government open through January 19.
Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) releases the following statement:
“I believe that a government shutdown would have been really bad for my constituents and bad for the country. I didn’t like the short-term bill that Speaker Ryan brought to the floor and it was disappointing that we again needed to do a short-term continuing resolution rather than a real funding bill that included long-term full funding for the many priorities we have for our nation, including CHIP and a DACA fix. But the terrible choice we were given was to either not get these things and keep the government open or not get these things and shut the government down on top of that. So I voted to keep the government open, keep paying federal workers and contractors, keep Social Security checks being delivered and to keep fighting for our priorities. This is a four week bill so the fight will resume in January and I plan on continuing to fight for full CHIP funding and continuing to fight for the Dreamers.”