Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) voted today with a bipartisan majority of the House of Representatives to immediately restore funding to the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration. The Nuclear Weapon Security & Non-Proliferation Act (H.J.Res.76) passed through the House with 21 Democrats joining 227 Republicans in support.
"The House of Representatives is continuing to have discussions with the White House about a way forward to get control of government debt and build a bipartisan agreement to reopen the federal government," Congresswoman Foxx stated. "But while those talks continue, the House will keep taking steps to restore government services that have been shuttered by the federal shutdown. After voting to open the WIC program and Head Start centers, remove barricades from National Parks and memorials, and ensure veterans are paid and their applications for benefits aren't delayed, a bipartisan House majority today voted to immediately fund our national nuclear safety programs.
"It's time for serious solutions to end this shutdown and make progress toward confronting our national debt. The House remains committed to a bipartisan solution to fully fund the federal government, but we need Democrats in the United States Senate to work with us to reopen services and address the reality of America's staggering national debt."