January 18, 2018

Kilmer Pushes for Long-Term Funding Plan

Kilmer: “Governing by manufactured crisis, over and over again, isn’t governing at all.”

WASHINGTON, DC— Today, Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA) pushed for a long-term, bipartisan government funding plan and opposed the plan to temporarily fund the government for an additional four weeks. This is fourth time Congress has chosen to kick the can in as many months. Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA) made the following statement:

“Governing by manufactured crisis, over and over again, isn’t governing at all,” Rep. Derek Kilmer said. “I supported the first temporary spending plan so that Congress could work out a long-term, bipartisan deal to fund the government. But rather than working together on a bipartisan plan, House Republican leaders chose to go it alone. Today, I opposed continuing to kick the can. I stand with Naval Base Kitsap, the employees at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, the Park Rangers at Olympic National Park, the folks at the Forest Service managing our forests, and all the other federal workers in our region who depend on a long-term budget to do their jobs. They should no longer be held hostage by the partisan gamesmanship that comes along with voting on a short-term spending plan every few weeks. Congress needs to do the responsible thing and pass a long-term, bipartisan spending plan right away.”