Statement: Gottheimer Calls for Bipartisan, Long-term Solution to Keep Government Working For NJ Families

Feb 08, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) released the following statement following his vote against a stop-gap continuing resolution:

“Stop-gap measures for short-term government funding weaken our military and harm our national defense, our ability to protect our allies abroad, the ability for our states to plan critical infrastructure projects, and much more. The American people, and the families I represent in North Jersey, expect Congress to find practical, bipartisan, long-term solutions. That’s why we need a bipartisan solution to fully fund our government through the end of this fiscal year. Governing by short-term continuing resolutions and threats of government shutdowns are no way to run our country. 

Today, despite a full week left until our current deadline — more than 200 hours — the House is considering yet another short-term resolution to continue government funding. Instead of voting today on yet another short-term measure, both sides should continue their negotiations and find an actual long-term budget solution to fund our government. Democrats and Republicans should stay at the table and work together until the last possible minute. There’s simply too much on the line. No more short-term fixes. No more punting. The American people deserve certainty. Let’s get it done.”


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