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Rep. Bucshon Votes to Avoid Government Shutdown, Continue Fight to Rein in Wasteful Washington Spending

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-IN-08) voted to pass H.R. 6363, which is Speaker Mike Johnson’s plan to responsibly avoid a government shutdown and continue working to finalize the Fiscal Year 2024 appropriations process through regular order. Dr. Bucshon released the statement below following his vote:

“The Biden administration’s failed policies have sparked record-high inflation, left our southern border wide open, and led to our national debt spiraling out of control. It is imperative that House Republicans are in the best position to negotiate and fight for conservative wins as we work to finalize this year’s appropriations bills – and passing this short-term funding bill will help put us in just that position,” said Dr. Bucshon. “The White House and Senate would love nothing more than to jam House Republicans with a fiscally irresponsible omnibus spending bill as the only choice to avoid a government shutdown right before the holidays.  Speaker Johnson’s short-term funding bill flips the script and will keep the federal government open, ensure the brave men and women overseas are paid, extend the 2018 Farm Bill, and prevent another end-of-year omnibus that is loaded with Washington special interests. Without the threat of a government shutdown during the holidays looming over our heads, House Republicans will have the opportunity we need to finish this year’s appropriations bills through regular order and use the process to rein in wasteful Washington spending and achieve other conservative policy goals. House Republicans with Speaker Johnson at the helm are committed to putting Congress back on a path to fiscal responsibility for the American people.”

Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. represents Indiana’s 8th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives and is a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.