Votes for CR that Stops Government Shutdown
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), Vice Chair of the House Republican Conference, applauded the budget agreement reached by House and Senate negotiators on Friday. She also voted for a stopgap “Continuing Resolution” to fund the federal government through Thursday until a final budget can be written into law. The “CR” stops the government shutdown which took effect at midnight.
"Like the overwhelming majority of Americans, I did not want to see a government shutdown, and I’m glad that both parties have come together to keep the government open and avoid the disruptions that a long-term shutdown would cause,” said Rep. McMorris Rodgers.
Negotiators struck a deal that would fund the federal government through the rest of Fiscal Year 2011 with $39 billion in spending cuts. It is the largest cut in federal spending ever and marks the end of the "stimulus" spending spree that pushed deficits up to record levels.
“The House has shown its determination to restore the American economy, cut spending, and bring federal finances into balance,” the Congresswoman said. “In the months ahead, we will continue to push for spending cuts – reducing federal spending by trillions of dollars.
“I’m pleased that the federal government will be open for business Saturday morning, and I’m optimistic that things are coming together to make sure the government stays open for the rest of the fiscal year.”