North Country Rep. Stefanik backs ‘Government Shutdown Prevention Act’
The office of Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, is part of a group of Republicans in the House of Representatives co-sponsoring a bill aimed at preventing government shutdowns in the future.
A press release reports she is a cosponsor of H.R. 622, The Government Shutdown Prevention Act.The bill, introduced Wednesday, aims to “fix the nonsensical budget process and do away with partisan politicking at the expense of federal workers,” a press release said.
“Throughout my time in Congress, I have been a consistent vote to keep the government open,” Stefanik said. “My district is home to many federal workers who depend on Congress to ensure they have a stable paycheck and we have let them down time and time again. This bill is a significant step to end the partisan games that are played at the expense of North Country workers. I’m proud to co-lead this vital and long-overdue bill.”
Since her first term, Stefanik has consistently voted to keep the government open, the press release said.
Six other Republican House members are co-sponsors of the bill.