Lowey Floor Remarks on Stopgap Funding Bill
WASHINGTON — House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) delivered the following remarks on the House Floor in support of H. J. Res. 107, a continuing resolution to extend federal government funding through Sunday and allow coronavirus relief negotiations to conclude:
Families and small businesses in my district and across the nation desperately need support as they continue to reel from the coronavirus pandemic.
As we speak, bipartisan negotiations are ongoing to deliver emergency relief alongside an omnibus comprising fiscal year 2021 appropriations bills.
Knowing the depths of despair confronting so many people, I am confident that this Congress can act boldly to deliver critical assistance alongside our regular fiscal year 2021 appropriations bills.
To keep government open while negotiations conclude, the legislation before us extends funding at current levels through Sunday.
I urge my colleagues to join me in supporting the ongoing talks by adopting this clean Continuing Resolution.