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Foxx Votes for Bill to Prevent government Shut-Down PDF Print
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Thursday, 07 April 2011 14:55

Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (NC-05) today voted for a temporary government funding bill that prevents a government shutdown for an additional week.  The bill, H.R. 1363, also provides funding for the military for the rest of the fiscal year. “It’s time to do the right thing and fund our troops for the rest of the year,” Foxx said. “With this bill we can kill two birds with one stone: we prevent a government shutdown for another week and we ensure that our troops do not go unpaid for the rest of the years.”

H.R. 1363 funds the federal government for one week to give budget negotiators time to hammer out a deal to fund the government for the rest of fiscal year 2011.  Federal government funding expires on Friday, April 8.  If a funding bill is not signed into law by Friday night the federal government will shutdown.

“Taxpayers are tired of government living beyond its means,” Foxx said.  “The status quo doesn’t work—it just produces ever bigger deficits and more borrowing from nations like China.  This bill keeps the government running, funds our troops and also cuts $12 billion in government spending. That is the right way to honor our obligations to our military men and women and to keep our pledge to put government on a spending diet.”

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