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Pingree, House Democrats Step in to Avert Government Shutdown with Passage of Continuing Resolution

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, today released the following statement after the House passed a 45-day Continuing Resolution to avoid a government shutdown:

“For months, there has been a bipartisan path forward to keeping the government open. This stopgap passed with votes from both sides, but nearly half the Republican conference was opposed, and Democrats delivered the votes for enactment. We never should have gotten to the point of being just hours away from a government shutdown. While this stopgap is by no means perfect, it was necessary to avoid the disastrous impacts that a shutdown would have on our communities. Notably, Republicans’ denial of Ukraine funding is a deeply concerning and could have grave consequences for Ukraine’s counteroffensive,” said Pingree. “Make no mistake: Congress still has a lot of work to do, and House Democrats will not back down in our fight to combat extreme, dangerous, and short-sighted cuts to vital government services, programs, and operations."


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