House and Senate Agree on Government Funding Measure to End Shutdown
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House voted to fund the government until February 8, 2018. This comes after the House passed a government funding measure on Thursday, but the Senate was unable to reach 60 votes in order to pass the legislation, leading to a partial government shutdown over the weekend.
LaMalfa said: “After Chuck Schumer and Senate Democrats elected to willfully hold our government hostage over the weekend, I am relieved that an agreement has been reached to restore funding as the work week begins. Federal employees need to get back to work, troops need to get paid, and states need money for the expiring Children’s Health Insurance Program. The American people are the ones who pay the price for these political games, and it was important to reopen the government as quickly as possible. I’m very disappointed by the needless posturing by the other side. I hope my colleagues have their act together and are ready to come to the table and work on the many subjects that still need our attention.”
Congressman 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.