Rep. Carbajal Statement on Vote to Extend Government Funding to 2024, Avert Government Shutdown
Carbajal: While I’m disappointed that Congress must again extend this deadline, the alternative would be a government shutdown that would leave millions without paychecks, raise prices on goods and services for Central Coast families, and make our nation less safe.
Washington, November 14, 2023
Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) issued the following statement after voting to avert a devastating government shutdown at the end of this week by extending government funding through early 2024:
“When I voted at the end of September to extend government funding, I hoped that the House would use that additional time to find a bipartisan path forward to responsibly fund our government for Fiscal Year 2024.
“That, sadly, did not happen.
“Instead, House Republicans spent nearly a month in chaos, waging their own civil war and bickering over a new leader – then returned to pushing far-right funding bills with extreme cuts to critical services and more of their culture wars.
“While I’m disappointed that Congress must again extend this deadline, the alternative would be a government shutdown that would leave millions without paychecks, raise prices on goods and services for Central Coast families, and make our nation less safe.
“Today, I voted to avert that shutdown; and reject any extreme cuts to programs that Central Coast families rely on, as well as extend key programs like those authorized under the Farm Bill. I remain hopeful that this extension, and the Senate’s continued example of passing their own funding bills with strong bipartisan majorities, will provide the pathway to not only responsibly reach a funding agreement but also provide critical support for our national security priorities and much-needed humanitarian aid.”
The continuing resolution approved by a bipartisan vote in the U.S. House of Representatives now heads to the U.S. Senate for its consideration.
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