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Congressman Evan Jenkins

Representing the 3rd District of West Virginia

REP. JENKINS: WILL SENATE DEMOCRATS FORCE ANOTHER SHUTDOWN?

February 6, 2018
Press Release
House to vote today on bill to keep government open, current funding expires on Thursday

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) will vote later today on a government funding bill to prevent a government shutdown on Thursday – a bill Senate Democrats are already saying they will not pass.

Current government funding expires at 11:59 p.m. Thursday, and the U.S. House of Representatives will be voting later today to send the Senate a bill that fully funds the U.S. Defense Department for the rest of the year. The bill also provides a 2.4 percent pay raise for the troops, as well as funding community health centers for two more years. This bill will fund the government to March 23.

“Just weeks after the Schumer Shutdown over illegal immigration, Senate Democrats are at it again. They’re already saying they’ll block a bill before the House has even had a chance to vote. This is obstructionism at its worst. I’ll be voting to pass full funding for our military to battle ISIS, as well as much-needed two years of funding for our community health centers. Just as Democrats owned the February shutdown, they’ll own the blame for blocking spending to keep our nation safe,” Rep. Jenkins said.