O’Halleran Votes to Pass Government Spending Bill, Protect Services for Arizonans
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran voted to pass a temporary spending bill to ensure Arizona families do not see an elimination of government services.
“Congress has an obligation to protect the crucial programs and services that millions of Americans rely on every day,” said Rep. O’Halleran. “We must learn from the past. The impact of the 2013 government shutdown was disastrous for Arizona communities and families.”
The House of Representatives voted Friday morning to pass a temporary spending bill to fund the government through May 5th. Rep. O’Halleran voted in a bipartisan fashion to pass the bill.
“It is my hope that we can use this opportunity to begin discussing a framework to pass an annual federal budget that invests in our country and moves us forward,” continued O’Halleran. “Without a budget we put our national security at risk and hamper the growth of our economy.”
O’Halleran recently introduced legislation that prohibits members of Congress from receiving their pay during a government shutdown and requires an audit of the cost and impact of the shutdown on our economy.