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Warner and Kaine Statement on Congressional Approval of a Continuing Resolution to Keep the Government Funded

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) released the statement below after the Senate approved a stopgap funding bill to keep the government running through December 23, giving lawmakers additional time to negotiate and pass a full government spending bill. The resolution, passed by the House of Representatives on Wednesday, now heads to the President’s desk for signature.

“We’re glad to have voted for today’s continuing resolution, which will keep the government open and allow Congress additional time to come to an agreement on critical government funding legislation. Government shutdowns are pointless and painful for the Americans who are forced to work without pay or forced to forgo essential government services. We will continue pushing to pass a full government funding bill ahead of the new December 23rd deadline. Failing to do so could stall progress and undercut many of the key investments made through the Inflation Reduction Act and the bipartisan infrastructure law.”