Scott Statement on Passage of Short-term Continuing Resolution
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement on passage of H.R. 719, the Continuing Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2016, which will fund the federal government through December 11, 2015:
“While today’s vote avoids another government shutdown, we will be at the brink of another shutdown in December if House Republicans continue to push a partisan agenda. The last time Republicans shutdown the government, it cost the U.S. economy $24 billion and had significant negative impacts on the Commonwealth. Tens of thousands of federal employees throughout Virginia and in my district were furloughed. Our nation’s credit rating was put at risk, and critical investments in education, transportation, defense and medical research were unnecessarily delayed.
“I hope that my Republican colleagues will work with Democrats on finding a path forward to address sequestration, fund the government for the remainder of fiscal year 2016, raise the debt ceiling, reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, and pass a long-term transportation bill.”
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