Press Release

Welch Votes for CR but Warns House: It’s Time to Put the Dysfunction Aside and Govern

Jan 18, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Peter Welch (D-Vt.) today released the following statement after voting in favor of a stopgap government funding bill to avert a government shutdown: 

“Groundhog Day has come early in Congress. Threatening shutdowns and punting on a bipartisan budget time and time again is dangerous for Vermont families and for our democracy. It’s time to put the dysfunction aside and govern. House Republicans need to join us at the table and help us advance a bipartisan, long-term funding deal that moves America forward.” 

A continuing resolution passed the Senate today by a 77-18 margin, extending government funding for certain agencies through March 1st and others through March 8th