U.S. House passes stopgap spending bill in bipartisan vote, in crucial test for new speaker

By: - November 14, 2023 8:54 pm

U.S. Speaker of the House Mike Johnson, R-La., speaks during a news conference after a weekly Republican conference meeting in the U.S. Capitol Building on Nov. 14, 2023 in Washington, D.C. (Anna Moneymaker | Getty Images)

West Virginia Republican Rep. Carol Miller said in a statement that House Republicans are putting the American people before politics.

“For too long, Congress has abandoned regular order and passed fiscally irresponsible spending bills during the holidays, instead of taking the time to govern properly throughout the year. As the end of the year approaches, the last thing Americans need is a government shutdown which would result in the loss of billions of taxpayer dollars. The two-part Continuing Resolution will allocate time for Congress to discuss, debate, and come to a consensus on funding for federal agencies.”

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.