Congressman LaMalfa, Huffman give statements following vote to avoid government shutdown

Congressman Doug LaMalfa and Jared Huffman provided statements after they voted to extend government funding on Thursday.

Posted: Sep 30, 2021 3:45 PM
Updated: Sep 30, 2021 3:48 PM

CHICO, Calif. - Local congress members voted to extend funding until Dec. 3 as Congress avoided a government shutdown on Thursday.

Congressman Doug LaMalfa released a statement after he voted to temporarily extend government funding. He said it would keep funding for protecting the unborn and the border wall.

LaMalfa’s statement is below:

“Extending the President Trump-negotiated budget that is currently in place is the best possible scenario in this hyper-spending atmosphere we have in DC. Extending the current budget means we keep protections for the unborn and the Second Amendment, and funding the construction of the border wall. If anything, the last few months has proven we need more border security desperately. I am also happy to see that needed disaster relief was included and that this bill was decoupled from a currently unsupportable debt ceiling increase. Our nation has seen significant disasters over the past year from fires and hurricanes to major droughts. The included disaster relief funds combined with continuing the previous Trump plan with a more restrained budget is making the best of our current situation. Frankly, we should just use this budget for the next four years.”

Local Representative Jared Huffman voted to prevent the shutdown and called on the GOP to stop the health and economic security of the country like a political game.

Huffman’s statement is below:
"Just cast my vote to prevent a government shutdown so Congress can continue working for the people. Most of my GOP colleagues voted against it.

Folks all across the U.S. count on the federal government to help provide vital services like housing, education, safety, and child care.

The health and economic security of our country isn't a political game, and Republicans need to stop treating it like one." 

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