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House Democrats Introduce Continuing Resolution

WASHINGTON — House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) today introduced a continuing resolution to extend federal government funding through December 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 Chairwoman Lowey. “I am particularly proud that we are assuring full funding for a fair and accurate Census and ensuring our servicemembers 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 Census by raising the rate of operations to the bipartisan Senate funding level through the duration of the continuing resolution, funds a 3.1 percent military pay raise, and includes an extension of expiring health care programs.

The House is slated to vote on the continuing resolution this week. The text of the legislation introduced today, House amendment to H.R. 3055, is available here.

A division-by-division summary of the legislation is available here.

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