Payne, Jr. Statement on Passage of Short-Term Funding Bill

Apr 28, 2017 Issues: Fiscal Responsibility

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) issued the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives passed a short-term funding bill, or continuing resolution, to keep the federal government open through May 5:

“There is no reason this far into the fiscal year that Republicans should have put us in the position of having to vote for a short-term spending bill to keep the government running. What’s needed is a full funding bill that provides certainty and advances the priorities of the American people, not the impulses of the president.”