Amo Supports Averting a Government Shutdown


WASHINGTON, D.C -- Today, Congressman Amo voted in favor of H.R. 7463, the Extension of Continuing Appropriations and Other Matters Act, 2024, a short-term funding bill to avert a looming partial government shutdown.


“I voted to avert an unnecessary partial shutdown that would have had a devastating impact on our economy, transportation services, nutrition assistance programs, and veterans affairs assistance,” said Congressman Gabe Amo. “We must overcome extreme, right-wing Republican obstructionism and finally close out Fiscal Year 2024 by passing a final spending package. Time and time again, House Democrats have put people over politics to work towards a bipartisan resolution, despite the Republican House majority’s dysfunction.”


Under current law, agencies covered by the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Military Construction-Veterans Affairs (VA), Energy-Water and Transportation-Housing and Urban Development (HUD) bills are facing a lapse in funding on March 1, 2024. Agencies covered by the Commerce-Justice and Science, Interior, Defense, Financial Services and General Government, Homeland Security, Labor-Health and Human Services-Education, Legislative Branch, and State and Foreign Operations bills are facing a lapse in funding on March 8, 2024.

H.R. 7463 extends the deadlines for Agriculture-FDA, Commerce-Justice and Science, Energy and Water Development, Interior, Military Construction-VA, and Transportation-HUD until March 8, 2024, and remaining six appropriations bills to March 22.