Congressman Ben Quayle (R-AZ) released the following statement after the House passed a funding bill that would prevent a government shutdown, cut $12 billion from the federal budget and ensure that the men and women of the United States Armed Forces are paid for the remainder of the fiscal year.
"The single most important responsibility of a member of Congress is to make sure that our men and women in the armed forces have the resources they need especially during times of war. Today's bill ensures that in the event of a government shutdown, our troops will continue to be paid in full. With today's vote, the House has again taken the lead on making sure that our government operates in a fiscally responsible manner. With a little more than 24 hours to go until a possible government shutdown, the Democrat-controlled Senate hasn't even pretended to offer a single funding bill of their own."