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Edwards joins large majority voting for bill that prevents shutdown

U.S. Rep. Chuck Edwards joined an overwhelming majority Saturday in voting for a short-term funding bill to keep the U.S. government open through Nov. 17.

The Continuing Appropriations Act 2024 and Other Extensions Act passed by a vote of 335-91.

“A government shutdown hurts everyone," Edwards said in a news release. "I've been voting to cut spending, secure our border and take care of our men and women in uniform. I refuse to let our troops — many of whom are serving in harm's way — and their families be pawns in this process. That's why I voted to give Congress 45 days to continue our work. No one wants to see our servicemen and women, retirees, federal law enforcement, farmers and public servants suffer because Washington can’t get its act together.” The bill:

  • Provides $16 billion in supplemental funding for disaster relief.
  • Funds the Federal Aviation Administration Extension for three months.
  • Extends the National Flood Insurance Program.