Congress needs to act urgently and pass a short-term government spending bill, called a continuing resolution (or CR), by September 30 to avoid a federal government shutdown on October 1, 2023.
If Congress fails to pass a bill to fund the government, the resulting government shutdown will be felt in every Congressional district and across the U.S. economy.
The essential services and functions that the federal government provides to the American people will continue to be delivered, but they will be delivered by federal employees who will not be paid until Congress restores government funding.
This shutdown is entirely avoidable. Congress and President Biden have already agreed to federal spending levels for the next year in the Fiscal Responsibility Act, signed in June 2023. A small group of House Republicans are insisting on dramatically underfunding the government and cutting services. The funding they are withholding supports vulnerable Americans, and infrastructure projects that our communities and the economy need.
We need to make it clear to Congress: AMERICANS WANT YOU TO WORK TOGETHER TO FUND THE GOVERNMENT NOW
Follow the link below and tell your Congressional Representative and your Senators to:
- Pass a short-term funding bill IMMEDIATELY to avoid a government shutdown on October 1, 2023.
- Pass a budget for fiscal year 2024 that provides appropriate funding for federal agencies, services and programs that working Americans count on.