House Sends Government Funding Bill to Senate
Feb 6, 2018
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 1892 to fund the federal government until March 23, 2018 and fund the military for a full year. The resolution also funds the Teaching Health Centers and Community Health Centers programs for two years, which Congressman LaMalfa requested in a letter to Speaker Ryan earlier this month.
LaMalfa said: “While the House has passed all 12 appropriations bills to fund the government, the Senate’s 60 vote threshold has prevented any of those from going forward, forcing us to rely on short term spending bills to keep the government funded. I’m not a fan of this process – we need to come together and fund the government for longer than a few weeks at a time – but I’m optimistic that our Senate counterparts will do the right thing and quickly get this measure to the President’s desk. The American people should not be subjected to another shutdown that only harms our military members and government employees. This package contains nothing the Democrats should oppose – it funds the government through March 23rd, funds our military for a full year, provides our troops with a 2.4% pay raise, and extends the critically important Community Health Centers and Teaching Health Centers programs for two years.”
A breakdown of the funding measure by the House Appropriations Committee can be found here.
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.