Larsen Votes For Short-Term Spending Bill To Keep Government Open

Sep 17, 2014 Issues: Supporting our Naval Bases,

WASHINGTON—Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, today voted in favor of and the House passed a spending bill that will maintain government operations through December 11. The continuing resolution also extends the authorization of the Export-Import Bank through June 30, 2015, and authorizes the administration’s plan to train and equip moderate Syrian opposition forces to fight against the terrorist group ISIL.

“Keeping the government running means keeping thousands of people on the job. Road and bridge construction will continue uninterrupted, and veterans and seniors will continue receiving the services and benefits they need.

“Congress needs to do a better job of returning to a regular budgeting process instead of relying on stopgap measures. But I am pleased the House passed this short-term bill and is not playing games of brinksmanship.

“This bill also keeps the Export-Import Bank open for business through next June. I have long been a champion for the bank, which provides critical financing for businesses of all sizes throughout the Pacific Northwest and the country who export their goods overseas. Helping these companies grow their exports means creating more jobs here at home. I will keep pushing for a long-term reauthorization of the bank, as laid out in the bill I cosponsored earlier this year,” Larsen said.

Larsen also voted in favor of an amendment to the continuing resolution that approves the administration’s plan to train and equip moderate Syrian opposition forces to fight against the terrorist group ISIL.

 

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