Pelosi Statement on Passage of Continuing Resolution

December 2, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the Senate passed the House-passed Continuing Resolution to fund government through February 18th, 2022:

“Today, in passing the Continuing Resolution under Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro, the Democratic Congress took an essential step to keep government open and pave the way for an omnibus funding bill that meets the need of the American people.

“House Democrats have been working tirelessly to fund our government for middle class families, small businesses, veterans and our national security and this summer, passed and sent to the Senate nearly all of our appropriations bills.  Sadly, Senate Republicans refused to take up our bills or offer their own proposals, and now, are threatening to shut down government over the President’s vaccination initiative.

“In the coming months, Democrats will continue to work to craft and pass a strong and hopefully bipartisan long-term funding bill that meets families’ needs, as we crush the virus and ensure that our economy runs smoothly and prices are lowered for middle class families.”