Bipartisan Deal in House to Avert Government Shutdown

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(WNY News Now) – House Republicans and Democrats on Saturday worked out a deal to fund the government and avert a shutdown that would have had an economic effect on millions of the American people.

Washington D.C. – The House of Representatives voted 335-91 in favor of a short-term funding bill, commonly referred to as a continuing resolution (CR), on Saturday. This legislation, known as the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2024 and Other Extensions Act (H.R. 5860), will now proceed to the Senate, where lawmakers have indicated their intent to swiftly approve it.

Following the House’s successful passage of the resolution, Congressman Nick Langworthy (NY-23) released a statement explaining his support for the bill. Rep. Langworthy emphasized the importance of preventing a government shutdown, ensuring the continuation of essential services, and ensuring that military families do not face paycheck disruptions.

“Today, I voted for a 45-day extension of federal funding to avert a shutdown, ensuring that critical services continue and our military families don’t miss a paycheck,” said Rep. Langworthy. “Despite the House Democrats’ antics delaying the vote, including pulling the fire alarm, we got this done for the American people. We must rein in Washington’s out-of-control spending, but shutting down the government is not the solution. During this extension, I am working with my colleagues to pass the remaining eight of twelve appropriations bills that will advance conservative policies, curb spending, and address the crisis at the border.”

Congressman Nick Langworthy represents the 23rd Congressional District of New York, encompassing various counties, including Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, and parts of Erie County.


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