Congresswoman Lee Issues Statement on Continuing Resolution House Passage
“While I’m pleased we averted yet another government shutdown crisis, it is deeply unsettling that Democrats, yet again, have been forced to save the country from Republican dysfunction. From the Speaker drama to consistent infighting, GOP governance has been painstakingly difficult. I voted for this legislation to keep our government open and protect my constituents from undue suffering because of GOP incompetence, but it is imperative that we continue engaging in negotiations for a bipartisan budget agreement.
“We have an urgent need to provide humanitarian aid, protect critical domestic programs, and deliver for our constituents. The far-right GOP cannot continue to delay progress. I urge my colleagues on the other side of the aisle to continue negotiations and avoid waiting until the final hour yet again to keep our government functioning.”