Sending Office: Honorable Raja Krishnamoorthi
Sent By:
Brian.Kaissi@mail.house.gov

Dear Colleague,

I hope you will join as an original cosponsor of my House Resolution to prevent any future lapse in appropriations, and to permanently end government shutdowns.

The language is straightforward- Congress can (and must) find a bipartisan solution so that no Americans, both federal employees and citizens who depend on critical government services, have to suffer the devastating consequences of another government shutdown. 

Please see the text below, and contact Brian Kaissi (brian.kaissi@mail.house.gov) by
COB Today, January 28th, if you wish to sign on as an original cosponsor. 

Sincerely,

Raja Krishnamoorthi

Member of Congress

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Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that Congress must amend the United States Code to prevent any future lapse in appropriations, and to permanently end government shutdowns. 

Whereas government shutdowns halt or significantly limit the efficacy of critical government programs that Americans depend on for their health, safety, and prosperity; and

Whereas both partial and full government shutdowns force hundreds of thousands of federal employees to work without pay, which causes financial instability for working families and creates economic distress in local communities; and

Whereas government shutdowns cause disarray in national and international financial markets, diminishing the strength of our economy and faith in our public institutions; and

Whereas government shutdowns cause long-term damage to our national infrastructure, and hinder Americans’ ability to travel safely and securely; and 

Whereas government shutdowns create an immediate and pressing crisis across the country, limiting Congress’ ability to implement long-term solutions to solve issues in a variety of areas, including but not limited to: economic growth, environmental sustainability,
affordable healthcare, workforce development, education, veterans affairs, infrastructure, and national security: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives commits to—

(1) Take meaningful bipartisan action to amend the United States code to prevent any future lapse in appropriations, and to permanently end government shutdowns. 

(2) Ensuring that no Americans, both federal employees and citizens who depend on critical government services, have to suffer the devastating consequences of another government shutdown.

Related Legislative Issues

Selected legislative information: Appropriations, Government, Labor

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