Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need To Pass A Continuing Resolution And Avert A Government Shutdown

September 29, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor, announcing Senate Democrats will introduce a continuing resolution that will keep the government funded until early December, provide long-sought emergency funding to help Americans still reeling from natural disasters, and funding to help re-settle Afghan refugees. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

The Senate could take action as early as today to address a concern that demands the immediate attention of this chamber: funding the federal government beyond September 30th.

To prevent a government shutdown, Senate Democrats will be introducing a Continuing Resolution that keeps the government open until early December while also providing long-sought emergency funding to help Americans still reeling from natural disasters from this summer, as well as funding to help re-settle Afghan refugees.

We can approve this measure quickly and send it to the House so it can reach the President’s desk before funding expires midnight tomorrow.

With so many critical issues to address, the last thing the American people need right now is a government shutdown. This proposal will prevent one from happening, and I want to thank my colleagues who are working quickly to prepare this legislation.

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