O’Halleran Exasperated by Delayed Relief and Funding Bill, Disappointed in Kick-the-Can Continuing Resolution Process

December 18, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON—Tonight, the House of Representatives voted to pass H.J.Res. 107, the Further Continuing Appropriations Act, funding the government at current levels through midnight on Sunday, December 20, 2020. Following the vote, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) released the following statement:

“This is ridiculous; leadership of both Houses and both parties have promised the introduction of a bipartisan funding measure and a new deal on COVID-19 aid by tonight’s deadline. As I’ve said before, this kick-the-can process of funding the greatest nation on earth by days and weeks is completely unacceptable, keeping our military, federal agencies, and health centers hamstrung from planning for our country’s future. While I am voting in favor of this measure tonight to ensure hardworking Arizonans aren’t forced to face another disastrous government shutdown just before the holidays, I remain exasperated by this process of partisan procrastination, with Americans left in the dark. We must stay here, work, debate, and compromise until we have a deal for suffering families, hospitals, businesses, seniors, and students.”