House Democrats Introduce Appropriations Package to End Partial Gov’t Shutdown

House Democrats have proposed a package of six appropriations bills to put an end to a partial government shutdown that started on Dec. 22, CNBC reported Monday.

They also introduced a separate continuing resolution that would fund that Department of Homeland Security through Feb. 8.

House Democrats are expected to vote on the bills once they assume control of the lower chamber beginning Thursday, Jan. 3.

Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.), incoming chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee, said the measure does not cover border wall funding and is similar to bills that cleared the Senate with bipartisan support.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said in a statement published Monday the legislation aims to resume government services and allow personnel to receive their paychecks.

“It would be the height of irresponsibility and political cynicism for Senate Republicans to now reject the same legislation they have already supported,” Pelosi and Schumer added.
 

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