Congressman Tim Ryan Votes to Extend Government Funding
Youngstown, Ohio – Congressman Tim Ryan voted today to extend government funding and avert a government shutdown. This legislation extends funding for vital federal agencies, including education, health, housing, and public safety programs, through December 3. This funding will grow opportunity through early childhood education, investments in our schools, and high-quality job training programs, provide a lifeline to the vulnerable through nutrition assistance and affordable housing, and honor Congress’ solemn responsibility to secure our nation and support our veterans.
This legislation also provides $28.6 billion to address recent natural disasters, including Hurricanes Ida, Delta, Zeta, and Laura, wildfires, severe droughts and winter storms, and other natural and major disasters declared in 2021 and prior years. This legislation also provides $6.3 billion to support Afghan evacuees as the war in Afghanistan ends.
“As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to surge, our economy continues to struggle to bounce back, and China continues to threaten our economic security, this is not the moment to shut down the government. I am proud to vote for this legislation that ensures we will continue to have the resources we need to support our nation’s frontline health care workers, educators, first responders, small businesses, and those Americans struggling to make ends meet,” said Congressman Tim Ryan.
Ryan voted remotely for the Extending Government Funding and Delivering Emergency Assistance Act as he continues to quarantine.