Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33) Joins Colleagues to Pass Bipartisan Spending Package to Fund Government

Dec 17, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33) of the Energy & Commerce and the Small Business Committees released the statement following today after he joined his colleagues to pass a bipartisan spending package: 

“I am proud to join a group of my colleagues across both sides of the aisle to pass two critical funding bills that will lay the groundwork to avert another shameful government shutdown that would leave millions of government employees without work or a paycheck during the holidays like last year’s shutdown. These spending bills will help us continue our promise to work for the American people by ensuring critical investments are made to do everything from securing our elections and strengthening access to health care to investing in the safety of our communities by funding research to quell the nation’s gun violence epidemic. 

Additionally, these spending packages will make strong investments in our national security that will help our nation defend itself against evolving threats and bolster defense sector jobs that will benefit North Texans and others by funding the expansion of F-35 fighter jets that will promote our military readiness. 

Today’s secured funding is a bipartisan victory for my home state of Texas and the American people—and I urge the Senate and President to pass these measures to keep our government open and ensure that no one goes without a paycheck over the holidays.