Sarbanes Casts 9th Vote to End Government Shutdown
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today voted for the ninth time to advance bipartisan bills that would end the partial government shutdown.
“The Trump Shutdown has unfairly victimized thousands of hardworking civil servants in Maryland and threatened millions of Americans across the country who rely on critical government services,” said Congressman Sarbanes. “Mr. President, let’s end this shutdown right now and get back to work for the people.”
See below for a full list of bills that Congressman Sarbanes supported to end the shutdown.
- H.J. Res 28 (January 17, 2019) – A continuing resolution to fund several federal agencies through February 28, 2019.
- H.R. 268, the Supplemental Appropriations Act (January 16, 2019) – An emergency disaster appropriations bill to fund several federal departments and agencies for expenses related to the consequences of recent wildfires, hurricanes, volcanos, earthquakes, typhoons and other natural disasters. Also included a continuing resolution for all currently unfunded federal agencies through February 8.
- H.J. Res. 27 (January 15, 2019) – A continuing resolution that would reopen the federal government through February 1.
- H.R. 266, the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (January 11, 2019) – Bipartisan legislation to reopen the Department of the Interior, the National Park Service and the Environmental Protection Agency. It reopens America’s National Parks and resumes critical EPA operations.
- H.R. 267, the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (January 10, 2019) – Bipartisan legislation to fund the Department of Transportation and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through September 30. The bill ensures that people living in housing supported by HUD do not get evicted.
- H.R. 265, the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (January 10, 2019) – Bipartisan legislation to fund the Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration through September 30. The bill ensures that families can access Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits.
- H.R. 264, the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act (January 9, 2019) – Bipartisan legislation to reopen several federal agencies and ensure Americans receive their tax refunds on time.
- H.R. 21 – Consolidated Appropriations Act (January 3, 2019) – Bipartisan legislation to fully fund most federal agencies through September 30.
- H.J. Res. 1 (January 3, 2019) – A continuing resolution to fund the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2019.
For federal employee shutdown resources, see here.