WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today released the following statement regarding Senate passage of the continuing resolution to maintain government funding through March 11, 2022:
“I am pleased that Congress has passed a continuing resolution through March 11, ensuring that the government will remain open as we continue our bipartisan, bicameral negotiations on FY22 bills. We are making progress under our omnibus framework, but there’s still a lot of work to be done. This will provide us additional time to complete our work. Chairman Leahy, Chair DeLauro, Ranking Member Granger, and I remain steadfast in our commitment to get the job done and fund the government through the end of this fiscal year.”
The short-term funding measure passed the Senate by a vote of 65-27. The bill was approved by the House of Representatives on February 8, 2022, and will now be sent to the President’s desk for his signature.