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Politics

From left, U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey and U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand with United Way President and CEO Naomi Adler. Photo Credit: Daily Voice file photo
A continuing resolution introduced by U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey, a Westchester Democrat, on Monday, Nov. 18 to extend federal government spending, including raises for military service members, and health programs, until Dec. 20. Photo Credit: U.S. House of Representatives
Section-by-section summary of the continuing resolution introduced by U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey on Monday, Nov. 18 to extend federal spending and avert a government shutdown, including military service raises -- and health programs -- until Dec. 20. Photo Credit: Congress

Westchester Congresswoman Lowey Introduces Resolution To Avert Federal Government Shutdown

U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey of Westchester, as chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee, introduced a "continuing resolution" in Congress on Monday, Nov. 18 to extend federal government funding through Dec. 20 and keep the government open after the current stopgap funding law expires this week.

“With a government shutdown deadline just days away, this continuing resolution is necessary to keep government open as we work towards completing the appropriations process,” said Lowey, a Democrat from Harrison, NY. “I am particularly proud that we are assuring full funding for a fair and accurate Census and ensuring our (military) service members receive a 3.1 percent pay raise. I look forward to passing this legislation and getting it signed into law.”

In addition to a funding extension, the legislation provides full funding for a fair and accurate 2020 census by raising the rate of operations to the bipartisan Senate funding level through the duration of the continuing resolution. It also funds a 3.1 percent military pay raise, and includes an extension of expiring health care programs.

The U.S. House is expected to vote on the continuing resolution this week. The text of the legislation introduced on Monday, Nov 18, titled House Amendment to H.R. 3055, is available on the document attached below. A division-by-division summary of the legislation is available by clicking here.

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