U.S. Senate Passes Continuing Resolution to Fund the Government

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) today made the following statement after voting in favor of a continuing resolution to fund the government at current levels through December 18, 2020:

“Today I supported a short-term continuing resolution to fund the government through December 18, to keep the government functioning and to avoid adding unnecessary economic strain on hard-working Americans. For the thousands of Alaskans that are federal employees and contractors, and for all Americans who rely on government services, keeping the government open as we work to finalize FY2021 funding bills is crucial,” said Senator Murkowski. “Passing this resolution allows Congress the needed time to find compromise on a number of appropriations bills, including funding to support national defense, energy and water initiatives, education, and so much more. And in an effort to support Alaskans and Americans who are struggling to navigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, I continue to work with colleagues on a bipartisan measure to provide much-needed emergency relief. A CR is not ideal, but during this additional work week, we have the opportunity to advance key policy initiatives in support of the American people.”

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