Spanberger Statement on Vote to Avoid Government Shutdown, Extend Funding Deadline

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger today released the following statement after voting with a majority of the U.S. House to pass a short-term agreement that would keep the federal government open through December 23, 2022.

“With the passage of today’s short-term funding bill, Congress must vote again next week to keep up the very function of our government. While I am glad that a bipartisan majority of my colleagues voted tonight to continue to fund critical services, protect the paychecks of federal employees, and keep the doors of our government open, I have long spoken out against this Groundhog Day, stopgap funding process.

“We must not accept that narrowly avoiding a shutdown year after year is simply how it works on Capitol Hill. Congress must set aside partisan politics and sign a long-term agreement and protect our public servants and the stability of our nation this holiday season.”

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