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Congressman Rogers of Kentucky Votes for Stop-Gap Funding Bill to Keep the Government Open

WASHINGTON, DC -- The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bipartisan stop-gap funding bill on Saturday to avoid a government shutdown, providing an additional 45 days for Congress to finalize funding bills for fiscal year 2024. The Continuing Appropriations Act (H.R. 5860) passed by a vote of 335-91, funding the government through November 17, 2023. 

The legislation provides $16 billion in supplemental funding for disaster relief, extends vital healthcare and welfare programs, and includes extensions for National Flood Insurance Protection and the Federal Aviation Administration. 

"This short-term extension is necessary to keep vital government programs in operation, ensuring the American people are not lacking healthcare or the assistance they need, as a result of disagreements on Capitol Hill," said Congressman Rogers, Dean of the House. "I applaud Speaker McCarthy for bringing this clean bill to a vote, and renewing faith in House government. We have a lot to accomplish in the next 45 days, and this bill is a step in the right direction." 

The Continuing Appropriations Act does not include any additional funding for Ukraine, a primary concern during negotiations.

The bill now moves to the Senate for consideration before the looming deadline. 

For more information about Congressman Rogers' work on Capitol Hill and at home in Kentucky, visit halrogers.house.gov and follow him on social media

 

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