The Ritzville Adams County Journal - Eastern Adams County's Only Independent Voice Since 1887

Government shutdown wasted time


January 25, 2018

As your representative in Congress, I take the responsibility to provide for the federal government’s operations very seriously. Continuing resolutions, or extensions of funding from previous fiscal years, are a terrible budgeting option for our country.

This fiscal year, the House of Representatives passed all 12 of our bills necessary for the appropriations process, but the Senate has still not even passed a single one.

This leaves Congress only capable of funding the government in short spans, resulting in an unstable environment for our military and the vital programs that the Amer...

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