House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-03) today launched a new calendar on Twitter tracking Congressional Republicans’ refusal to engage in bicameral, bipartisan appropriations negotiations.
House Passes Further Extending Government Funding Act
The House today passed, on a bipartisan 221 to 212 vote, H.R. 6119, the Further Extending Government Funding Act, which continues government funding through February 18. It makes minimal changes to address the most urgent of needs during the period of the Continuing Resolution and provides $7 billion to continue supporting Afghanistan evacuees after the end of 20 years of war.
House Cardinals Floor Remarks Urging Action on Appropriations Negotiations
House Appropriations Committee Subcommittee Chairs today delivered remarks on the House Floor on H.R. 6119, the Further Extending Government Funding Act, and used examples from their bills to urge Republicans to begin negotiations on an appropriations agreement that funds priorities for the American people.
DeLauro Floor Remarks on Further Extending Government Funding Act
“And while I wish the February 18 end date were earlier, and I pursued earlier dates, I believe this agreement allows the appropriations process to move forward toward a final funding agreement that addresses the needs of the American people. Let me be clear: Working families, small businesses, veterans, and our military need the certainty that comes with passing omnibus funding legislation instead of short-term funding patches. Republicans must join us for bipartisan, bicameral negotiations to resolve our differences and keep government working for us all."
DeLauro Statement to Rules Committee on Further Extending Government Funding Act
"With a new deadline of February 18, now is the time for our Republican colleagues to offer constructive proposals to address the critical issues facing the country by funding the federal government’s important work for the American people."