Rigell Votes Again to Keep the Government Open
Rigell Votes Again
To Keep The Government Open
Washington, D.C. – Tonight the House of Representatives once again passed legislation necessary to continue funding the government. After the vote, Rep. Rigell released the following statement:
“Tonight I voted for a short-term spending bill that would keep our government open while delaying the individual mandate as prescribed by the [Un]Affordable Care Act. The bill will also ensure that Members of Congress, the President, the Vice President, and political appointees don’t get exemptions from the health care law.
“Shutting down the government would devastate families in Hampton Roads, and across the nation, who are already bearing a heavy burden because of sequestration. This is the third spending resolution that the House has sent to the Senate to avoid a government shutdown. I call upon the Senate to act immediately and pass this spending bill so that our friends and neighbors don’t suffer any more than they already have.”