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Burgess: Continuing Resolutions are not Appropriate

September 30, 2021
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), released the following statement after voting against the Continuing Resolution to fund the government through December 3, 2021. 

“Voting against the Continuing Resolution is not an easy decision, but recently, I have not been able to get a meaningful response back from any federal agency," said Burgess. "This is unacceptable. Federal agencies are authorized and appropriated money by Congress. Our nation is facing numerous crises. Receiving a generic automatic reply does not allow for me or other Members of Congress to provide answers to the communities we represent or help for our constituents. It is irresponsible for Congress to fund these agencies when they are not responsive. Congress holds the purse strings, and we have an important oversight role that is being hindered by this lack of communication. 

“Further, the Democrats have spent their time in the Majority pushing through partisan priorities. In many cases, these pieces of legislation have not had a markup let alone a hearing. Congress must restore the appropriations process so that we can avoid the potential for shutdowns in the future.”