Congressman Chuck Fleischmann issued the following statement on Thursday upon voting in support of the Continuing Resolution (CR) which will keep the government open until Feb. 16:
“This evening I voted for the Continuing Resolution (CR) to prevent a government shutdown and allow Congress to continue work on our 2018 legislative agenda.
Most importantly, this legislation will provide necessary funding for our military and their mission to keep our nation safe from international and domestic threats.
"In addition, my vote for this stop-gap measure was a vote for the reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) which directly impacts the well-being of children in Tennessee and across the United States. Finally, the House Appropriations Committee worked hard to pass all 12 government funding bills, and a government shutdown would have a detrimental impact on an extensive array of federal programs that rely on government funding.
"It is my hope that we can reach a budget agreement in the near future to prevent these inefficient short term solutions, but right now I urge my colleagues in the Senate to act quickly and approve this resolution so that we can keep the government open and continue working for the American people.”