Washington D.C. – Rep. John Faso (R-Kinderhook) released a statement following the House of Representatives voting on a short-term continuing resolution to fund the government:
“Much like the CR voted on in December, this short-term funding package is disappointing in that we still do not have a full year appropriations plan. The House passed all twelve appropriations bills before the October 1 deadline, but Senate Democrats have stood in the way of the Senate completing even a single appropriations measure. This is unacceptable as government agencies, and especially the Department of Defense cannot operate effectively without having appropriations passed in a timely manner.
“I am also disappointed that Congress has still not addressed the DACA issue. I fully support a legislative solution which helps those affected by DACA and also enhances national security on the border. However, I cannot in good conscience shut down the government and deny critical national security funding that is vital to our safety and security just because I’m not satisfied with the lack of progress on these matters.
“I am pleased that the CR includes a six-year reauthorization of the CHIP program. The House had adopted a CHIP extension last year and I’m glad that we finally have agreement on this issue.”