September 30, 2023

Kilmer Statement on House Passage of Bipartisan Legislation to Prevent a Government Shutdown

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-06) released the following statement after House passage of bipartisan legislation to prevent a government shutdown:

Today, folks across our region woke up facing the prospect of a government shutdown – one that would have had a significant impact on tens of thousands of servicemembers, civilian federal workers, and their families. A shutdown would’ve been damaging and dumb.

That’s why I voted for a bill that – while imperfect – averts a shutdown.

In the weeks ahead, I intend to push hard for Congress to stop kicking the can and pass a bipartisan budget consistent with the agreement made by Democrats and Republicans back in May. There is no excuse for continued brinkmanship and chaos. The American people deserve better.

To our federal workers – at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Olympic National Park, and everywhere in between – I will continue to have your back.

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