Rep. Chu Statement on Passage of Short-Term Budget to Avoid Shutdown
Washington, DC – Last night, the House of Representatives voted 342-85 to pass H.R. 5325, a short-term spending bill to keep the government funded through December 9, 2016. The funding bill maintains current spending levels and includes $1.1 billion to combat the spread of the Zika virus. Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) voted for the continuing resolution and released the following statement:
“I’m glad that we could reach this important deal to keep the government open and finally provide much needed federal resources to fight the spread of Zika. It’s a shame, though, that even up until the last minute, the threat of another government shutdown was real because of partisan unwillingness to cooperate on vital interests like aid to Flint, Michigan. Fortunately, bipartisanship prevailed and we were able to avoid another harmful shutdown. However, in December, we will once again face a deadline to keep government funded and working. As we move towards a new Congress, I hope that we can finally end this cycle of governing by crisis.”
The final vote on passage of H.R. 5325 can be found here.