Murray Releases Bipartisan Continuing Resolution
Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, released a bipartisan Continuing Resolution to extend government funding through November 17, prevent a government shutdown at the end of the month, and allow work on full-year appropriations bills to continue.
“A shutdown would be nothing short of a catastrophe for American families, our national security, and our economy. It is critical that we avoid one, and that’s exactly what this bipartisan legislation will do,” said Chair Murray. “While we continue work on annual appropriations bills to address our country’s full needs in the year ahead, this legislation prevents a shutdown, keeps our government funded, and provides critical dollars to support communities struck by disaster and support Ukraine at a pivotal moment in its defensive efforts against Putin’s brutal, unprovoked war of aggression. This bill ensures wildland firefighters will not see a pay cut, and it prevents critical laws from lapsing to ensure the FAA and community health centers can continue operating. We have much more to do, but we should pass this legislation immediately—there is no time to waste.”
The bipartisan Continuing Resolution:
- Extends government funding through November 17.
- Extends funding to help communities struck by disaster and continues support for Ukraine at a pivotal moment.
- Prevents critical health statutes from lapsing to ensure funding for community health centers and teaching health centers does not expire.
- Extends the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) authorities through the end of the calendar year.
- Ensures federal wildland firefighters will not see a pay cut.
- Ensures the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) will continue to be able to serve the nearly 7 million women and children who rely on it.
A section-by-section of the legislation is available HERE.
Text of the legislation is available HERE.
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