Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards (MD-4) released the following statement regarding House passage of the Senate-passed Continuing Resolution (CR) that avoids a government shutdown on March 27. The legislation passed 318-109 and is now headed to President Obama to be signed into law.
"It is disappointing that we are once again left with the choice of funding our government in short-term intervals or not at all. I want to thank Senator Mikulski for the improvements in this Continuing Resolution over what originally passed the House, but we still must all work together to get rid of the irresponsible cuts through sequestration that will devastate federal workers, programs, agencies, and civilian contractors. The impact of a government shutdown on an economy still in recovery had to be avoided, but we still have work to do.
"As we move forward, it is my hope that common sense will prevail and we can work together to reduce our deficit responsibly, while getting people back to work and investing in America's future."