Gluesenkamp Perez Statement on Vote to Avert Shutdown

Sep 30, 2023
Press

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (WA-03) released the below statement regarding her vote on the 45-day continuing resolution to avert government shutdown:

“It’s the basic job of Congress to fund our government — it’s the lowest bar for a functioning democracy. In the event of a shutdown, our economy and working families across Southwest Washington would face catastrophic, mounting costs. I have repeatedly called on House Leadership to fund our government in a bipartisan manner, and I will continue to do so as we face this new deadline.

This bill is a temporary, imperfect solution, but I voted yes for the sake of Southwest Washington families who are already feeling the pain of rising costs. Congress also needs to pass support for Ukraine’s defense – not only to stand up for democracy and sovereignty, but also because inaction would threaten freedom across our globe.

The clock is now ticking on a full-year funding solution. I stand ready to work with Republicans and Democrats to reach a bipartisan funding solution that will prioritize the needs of working people in Southwest Washington.”

Rep. Gluesenkamp Perez has urged leadership to bring bipartisan appropriations bills to the floor to avert a costly shutdown. Read the letter from the Blue Dog Coalition here and the Democratic Freshman Class here. Additionally, Gluesenkamp Perez supported the Problem Solvers Caucus bipartisan framework to avert shutdown. This week, Gluesenkamp Perez introduced two bipartisan bills that would ensure lawmakers face the daily costs of a needless shutdown.

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