House Continues Working to Fully Fund Gov’t Operations; Senate Still Refuses to Negotiate
Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today voted in favor of measures supporting government operations as part of the House plan to fully fund the government. The House has been working for the last two weeks to fund the government, passing three full funding bills and numerous smaller bills. However, the Senate and President Obama have failed to act on most of these measures and still refuses to meet with the House to negotiate the federal budget.
“We’re continuing our efforts to fully fund government and ensure that vital services aren’t interrupted,” said LaMalfa. “Unfortunately, the Senate and President Obama have failed to act on many of these bills, preferring that the government remains shut down. It’s well past time that they finally take responsibility for this situation and start working with us to get the government back up and running.”
The House continued working to pass legislation to fully fund government operations, including floor sessions both this weekend and last weekend:
· H.R. 3210 – The Pay Our Military Act: Ensures that active-duty military and Department of Defense employees continue to receive their salaries. Passed by Senate and signed into law by the President.
· H.J.Res. 72 – Fulfills our promise to America’s veterans by funding Veterans Affairs services and operations.
· H.R. 3230 – The Pay Our Guard and Reserve Act: The measures ensures that members of the National Guard and reserves continue to receive their pay.
· H.J.Res. 70 – Ensures that National Parks, museums and war memorials remain open and funded.
· H.J.Res. 73 – Provides funding for the National Institutes of Health to continue conducting cancer research and providing life-saving treatment.
· H.J.Res. 75 - Nutrition Assistance for Low-Income Women and Children Act: Funds the Women, Infants and Children program, which enables low-income mothers and children to receive vital nutritional aid.
· H.Con.Res. 58 – supporting funding for military chaplains, who have been unfairly prohibited from performing their duties.
In the coming week, House Republicans will vote on measures to fund the Head Start program, border security operations, the Food and Drug Administration and other government services.
Doug LaMalfa is a lifelong farmer representing California’s First Congressional District, including Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou and Tehama Counties.