Congressman Tim Ryan Votes to Extend Government Funding, Provide Disaster Relief to Americans, And Deliver Emergency Assistance to Afghan Refugees
Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) today voted in support of the Extending Government Funding and Delivering Emergency Assistance Act, which continues vital federal funding through December 3, provides $28.6 billion in disaster relief, and $6.3 billion to support Afghanistan evacuees as we end the Afghanistan war. Ryan is quarantining at home and cast his vote remotely.
“With the serious challenges facing the country right now, we cannot afford to stop funding critical health, housing and public safety programs,” said Congressman Ryan. “As a member of the House Appropriations Committee and Chair of the Legislative Branch Subcommittee, I will continue working to provide a hand up to those who live paycheck to paycheck and fighting to ensure that job training, nutrition assistance, veteran support and other necessary programs are not compromised. Additionally, passing this bill gives Congress the time to negotiate the long-term funding bills that we need to keep our government open and working for middle class families.”
Provisions of the Continuing Resolution and two emergency supplemental funding bills that address recent natural disasters and developments in Afghanistan include:
- Extending funding for vital federal agencies, including education, health, housing, and public safety programs, through December 3. This funding will continue investments early child education, our schools, high-quality job training programs, nutrition assistance and affordable housing, and support our veterans.
- The emergency disaster funding 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 funding will help working families, small businesses, and communities get back on their feet and rebuild, while repairing damage to federal facilities.
- The $6.3 billion supplemental to support Afghan evacuees includes funding to temporarily house evacuees at American facilities and in foreign countries, provide necessary security screenings, and ultimately resettle eligible evacuees in the United States. The legislation also includes funding to provide humanitarian assistance for Afghan refugees in neighboring countries.
- The legislation carries authorizing provisions including a suspension of the statutory debt limit through December 2022.