Crawford Statement on Passage of Continuing Resolution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Sara Robertson (Sara.Robertson2@mail.house.gov)

Crawford Statement on Passage of Continuing Resolution

1/18/2024

Washington  At the precipice of a partial government shutdown, the House and Senate approved a Continuing Resolution (CR) to keep the government funded at last year’s spending levels until early March while negotiations for full year funding continue. Representative Rick Crawford (AR-01) voted for the legislation which, President Biden is expected to sign tonight.

“I am frustrated that once again we have failed to pass conservative, cost-cutting appropriations bills before the deadline,” Rep. Crawford said. “Speaker Johnson is fighting hard for spending reductions but his hands are full. The final deal must have concurrence among the House, Senate and White House, the latter two of which are controlled by the other party. Shutting down the government in this instance costs the taxpayers even more money – and that is interest-bearing debt we cannot afford.”

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