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Congressman Mooney Opposes Stopgap Spending Measure

WASHINGTON – With government funding lapsing on September 30th, the House of Representatives is working to pass government spending measures.

Earlier this week, Congressman Mooney voted in favor of fully funding for 12 months the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of State. Also on July 27th, Congressman Mooney voted to fund the Department of Veterans Affairs for a full year. All four of these bills have passed the House and are awaiting action in the Senate. Also this week, Congressman Mooney voted to fund the Department of Agriculture. Unfortunately, this bill did not pass the House when 27 Republicans joined with every Democrat to defeat it.

Congressman Alex X. Mooney said of his vote opposing the stopgap spending measure, known as a Continuing Resolution, which funds the government for only 30 days, “We have to stop kicking the can down the road. The House has acted to fund 70% of the government while cutting government spending and reclaiming the power of the purse. I have voted to fund the troops, take care of our veterans, and secure our border. The Senate has yet to pass a single bill to fund the government.”

“I will continue to work with my colleagues to pass a full year spending plan that reigns in President Biden’s out of control spending, which is causing runaway inflation. Additionally, the spending bills which I have voted for, end radical Green New Deal environmental policies, fight back against woke initiatives, and contain numerous other conservative priorities.”