Congressman Doug Collins (GA-09) today presided over the House's actions to restart key components of federal government operations which have been suspended during the shutdown resulting from Senate Democrats' insistence on government shutdown. This afternoon, the House of Representatives approved measures to allow funding for local operations within the District of Columbia, research for lifesaving cures at the National Institutes of Health, and for reopening our national parks and museums.
This afternoon, while the Senate adjourned at 5:06 PM, I want Northeast Georgians to know that I was presiding over the House's latest effort to put the federal government back to work for them again. While Senate Democrats continue to hold up the entire federal government in order to protect the single, failing program that is Obamacare, the House has found yet another way to meet its responsibility and fund the government, one step at a time.
Note: H.J. Res. 71, to Provide Local Funding for DC, passed the House of Representatives by voice vote. H.J. Res 70, to Open Our National Parks and Museums, and H.J. Res. 73, Research for Lifesaving Cures, passed the House by recorded vote.