WASHINGTON, D.C., November 15, 2024 – U.S. Senator Katie Britt (R-Ala.), a member of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, today released the following statement on her vote in favor of the Continuing Resolution (CR) that will keep the federal government open and avoid a shutdown.
This two-tiered CR will run through January 19 for four appropriations bills and then February 2 for the remaining eight appropriations bills. The CR passed the House yesterday and now heads to the President’s desk, where it is expected to be signed before government funding expires at the end of the day on November 17.
“Today, I joined Senate colleagues in voting to pass a commonsense Continuing Resolution that will prevent a Christmas season omnibus and avoid a disastrous government shutdown.
This measure, which was drafted by House Republicans, will ensure that Americans don’t see an interruption in critical government services – and our troops, border patrol agents, ICE officers, and Capitol Police will continue to be paid.
Growing up outside the gates of Fort Rucker in the Wiregrass, I saw firsthand the tremendous sacrifices made by our men and women in uniform and the sacrifice made by their families. Those who give so much in service to our nation should not have to spend Thanksgiving being worried about whether or not their next paycheck will be here or their Christmas season wondering how they’ll put presents under the tree.
This Continuing Resolution gives Congress the time to keep working to move all 12 appropriations bills in a transparent, accountable, and responsible manner.
Let’s do our job and complete the critical work on behalf of the American people.”
High quality video of Senator Britt’s statement can be downloaded here for media usage.