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Congressman Alex X. Mooney Opposes Latest Stopgap Spending Measure

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Congress with majority Democrat support passed yet another stopgap spending measure, which kicks the can down the road of funding the government for a full year to new deadlines on January 19th and February 2nd.

This Continuing Resolution extends Biden-Pelosi funding levels for the Departments of Agriculture, Energy, Housing and Urban Development, Transportation and Veterans Affairs until January 19th.

The remaining departments, including the military, would be funded until February 2nd. As a reminder, Social Security and Medicare are NOT impacted by any lapse in government funding as they are mandatory spending programs.

Congressman Alex X. Mooney said of his vote opposing this stopgap spending measure, “This Continuing Resolution continues the bloated Biden-Pelosi COVID spending levels that have accelerated inflation. Taxpayers in West Virginia and across the country deserve to have a government that lives within its means. To stop runaway inflation, we have to get government spending under control.”

Congressman Mooney added, “This Continuing Resolution also fails to place any limits on the radical Biden agenda focused on open borders, eliminating coal and witch-hunting political opponents. I could not vote for a bill that does not cut government spending and stop the extreme Biden policies.”