Stefanik votes against government shutdown

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Saying she is against government shutdowns, North Country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik was among those in the House of Representatives to vote yes on a continuing resolution Wednesday that keeps the federal government funded through mid December.

The measure passed the House 277 to 151 with 186 Democrats and 91 Republicans in favor of the plan, Stefanik among them. The no votes in the House were all Republican votes. The measure also passed the Senate 78-20. 

In a statement, Stefanik says

“Our district is home to thousands of government employees, including border patrol agents who help keep our communities safe while promoting important commerce with our Canadian neighbors. In addition, we are the proud home of Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division, and in a time of increased deployment schedules and mounting international turmoil, it would be unconscionable for us to ask these brave men and women to serve in harm?s way without the promise of a paycheck.”

The latest funding bill keeps the government in business through at least December 11. By that time, Republicans will have a new leader in the House as current Speaker John Boehner will step down at the end of this month.

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