Edwards votes for stopgap funding bill | Eastern North Carolina Now

Press Release:

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Chuck Edwards (NC-11) today voted for a short-term funding bill to keep the government operational through November 17. The Continuing Appropriations Act, 2024 and Other Extensions Act passed by a vote of 335-91.

    Congressman Edwards released the following statement:

    "A government shutdown hurts everyone. I've been voting to cut spending, secure our border and take care of our men and women in uniform. I refuse to let our troops - many of whom are serving in harm's way - and their families be pawns in this process. That's why I voted to give Congress 45 days to continue our work.

    "No one wants to see our servicemen and women, retirees, federal law enforcement, farmers and public servants suffer because Washington can't get its act together."


    The Continuing Appropriations Act, 2024 and Other Extensions Act:

  • Funds the government through November 17.
  • Provides $16 billion in supplemental funding for disaster relief.
  • Funds the Federal Aviation Administration Extension for three months.
  • Extends the National Flood Insurance Program.

    The House has passed the following appropriations bills for fiscal year 2024:

  • Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act
  • Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act
  • Department of Defense Appropriations Act
  • Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act

   Contact: Maria Kim
   Email: Maria.Kim@mail.house.gov
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