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Rep. Chu Statement on Fifth GOP Continuing Resolution of FY ‘18

February 6, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C.— Today, the House passed another short-term spending package to keep the government funded. This time, the continuing resolution keeps the government open until March 23rd, setting up yet another deadline for a government shutdown. This is the fifth continuing resolution since the start of the fiscal year in September 2017. Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) voted against the continuing resolution and released the following statement:

“Here we are again, funding the government one month at a time. This is a failure by the majority party to meet even their most basic obligation to the country. As I said after the government shutdown in January, the continuing resolution passed to end that was simply a pause. None of the problems that prevented the Republicans in the House and Senate from reaching an agreement have been addressed and so they’re simply kicking the can down the road, hoping the country won’t realize they have no plan to govern. We cannot operate on an ever sliding schedule of crises. If Republicans cannot govern on their own – and this is the fifth vote they’ve taken to make us think that is the case – then they should do the responsible thing and invite Democrats to the table to work on a bipartisan budget that funds the government for longer than the lifespan of a housefly.”