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12/07/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/07/2017 19:35

MURPHY STATEMENT AFTER CONGRESS PASSES TWO-WEEK SPENDING BILL

Thursday, December 7, 2017

WASHINGTON - One day before government funding is set to expire, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, supported a two-week spending bill to keep the government open until December 22 .

'Republicans have spent so much time forcing through their deficit busting tax cut for the rich that they have neglected doing the basic work of governing - making sure our government is funded. I supported this two week funding bill so that negotiators can keep working on a broader agreement, but this is no way to run a country,' said Murphy.