Yoder Votes to End Needless Government Shutdown
Washington, DC — This evening, Representative Kevin Yoder (R-KS) voted for a short-term funding bill to re-open the federal government and issued the following statement after the bill passed by a 266-150 vote:
“I was pleased to cast a vote moments ago to end this needless government shutdown and am relieved it has ended after only a few short days. This evening, the House voted on a short-term funding bill to keep the government open for the next three weeks as Congress continues to debate and finalize the funding levels for 2018. Its passage means members of our military will again get their paychecks and our veterans will have no doubts about getting the care they deserve. It also means the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, gets the six-year extension House Republicans have been fighting for months to secure.
“For some context, this bill is nearly identical in policy to the one that was filibustered and blocked by Senate Democrats at the end of last week. I’m thankful Democrats finally conceded and I look forward to working with Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle to come up with immigration solutions as we should be – separate from essential funding bills. Nothing was accomplished by this shutdown, period.”