House Passes Legislation Keeping Government Open
Today, the House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution funding the government through April 28, 2017.
The legislation funds the government at current levels and ensures that payments to American troops and seniors will not be interrupted. By extending funding until April 28, the legislation allows the next president and the new Congress to begin working on a federal budget in 2017.
The legislation also includes $170 million in funding for Flint water infrastructure that was initially proposed by Congressman John Moolenaar and Congressman Dan Kildee in September.
Congressman Moolenaar voted for the legislation today and released the following statement:
"I supported this critical legislation to keep the government open and to provide certainty to our troops and our seniors. I am glad this legislation included much needed federal aid to Flint to rebuild its water infrastructure. There was a failure in Flint by all levels of government and today the federal government does its part to assist in the city's recovery."