WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, today released the following statement regarding the passage of the continuing resolution that maintains government operations through December 3, 2021, and includes critical disaster and emergency resources. The package passed the Senate by a vote of 65-35.
“I am pleased that the Senate has passed the continuing resolution to keep the government open, allowing us more time to find a bipartisan path forward on our fiscal 2022 appropriations process. This effort did not need to be complicated. There was a simple solution negotiated on a bipartisan, bicameral basis, and that’s what we advanced today – a bill that continues government funding and provides much-needed emergency and disaster assistance. I urge our House colleagues to do the same. It’s time we work together to provide this funding for the sake of the American people,” stated Senator Shelby.