Spanberger Statement on Vote to Keep Government Open, Avoid Shutdown
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today voted with a bipartisan majority of the U.S. House to pass a short-term agreement that would keep the federal government open through December 16, 2022.
“Today, I was glad to see bipartisan support among my colleagues to keep the doors of our government open. While I am glad the U.S. Congress has not left the financial certainty of hundreds of thousands of federal workers and their families hanging in the balance, protecting the paychecks of the men and women who keep our government functioning — U.S. Customs and Border Protection personnel, federal law enforcement officers, military personnel, and so many others — is truly the bare minimum.
“The American people are all too familiar with this stopgap, Groundhog Day process that involves narrowly avoiding a government shutdown year after year. Democrats and Republicans must work together to improve our budget procedures — because families in Virginia and across our country deserve the peace of mind that their lawmakers will keep the government open and protect their jobs, livelihoods, and access to government services.”