Sewell Voted to prevent Government Shutdown

Published 5:04 am Thursday, November 16, 2023

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U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) voted Tuesday in favor of a Continuing Resolution (CR) to keep the federal government open and protect Alabama families from the disastrous consequences of a shutdown. The CR funds the federal government at current levels through January 19th for certain agencies and February 2nd for others. It passed the House of Representatives by an f 336 to 95 and will now make its way to the U.S. Senate.

 “We in Congress have a responsibility to the American people to keep the government open and protect the programs that families rely on,” Sewell said in a release. “While I have some concerns about the staggered funding deadlines, this measure prevents a shutdown and protects against the extreme cuts pushed by my colleagues across the aisle. Families in Alabama can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that their Thanksgiving plans will not be affected by a government shutdown.”