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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Final Senate Passage Of Legislation To Fund The Government And Avoid A Needless Government Shutdown

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor on the Senate passing a continuing resolution to keep the government open ahead of the Friday shutdown deadline. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:

We have good news for America: there will not be a shutdown on Friday. Because both sides have worked together, the government will stay open. Services will not be disrupted. We will avoid a needless disaster.

My colleagues and I on both sides of the aisle worked late into the evening last night to reach this agreement, so I thank everyone for their good work. Keeping the government open wasn’t a given: we stayed up negotiating amendments and timing.

But thanks to both sides working together, the Senate is passing the CR with enough time for the House to take it up today and send it to the president’s desk well before Friday’s deadline.

Avoiding a shutdown is very good news for every American, especially for our veterans, our parents, our children, our farmers, our small businesses and so many other who would have felt the sting of a government shutdown.

I thank my colleagues on both sides for their good work. It’s precisely Americans want to see: both sides working together and governing responsibly. No chaos. No spectacle. No shutdown.