Congressman Pappas votes on appropriations bill to re-open the government

January 15, 2019
Press Release

Washington D.C. – Today Congressman Chris Pappas voted for House Joint Resolution 27 which would fully fund the federal government through February 1. The measure was designed to give Congress time to negotiate a longer-term fix without making federal employees continue to bear the burden of Washington’s dysfunction.

Congressman Chris Pappas issued the following statement:

“As the President and Senate Republican leaders refuse to take up legislation to re-open the government, federal employees across the country are feeling the pain of their inaction. The House has sent multiple bills for the Senate to consider, and we will continue to take action to end this senseless shutdown. Today I voted to re-open government until February 1, allowing both chambers to find a long-lasting compromise. We cannot continue to deprive federal employees of paychecks and deny the American people vital services.”