Rep. Sewell Votes to avert government shutdown
Published 9:01 am Monday, October 2, 2023
Last weekend, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) voted in favor of a bipartisan Continuing Resolution (CR) to avert a government shutdown.
The CR will extend federal government funding at current levels for 45 days. The bill includes $16 billion in disaster relief funding. The measure passed in the House of Representatives by a bipartisan vote of 335-91.
“While I remain frustrated that my Republican colleagues have brought us to the brink of a costly and devastating government shutdown, I am grateful that Speaker McCarthy has finally chosen to work with Democrats at the last minute to extend government funding,” said Rep. Sewell. “While this measure is not perfect, it avoids deep cuts that House Republicans attempted to push through earlier this week and provides critical disaster relief funding that communities in Alabama depend on.”