Source: United States House of Representatives – Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17)
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) released the following statement after casting her vote to help pass a continuing resolution that will raise the debt limit through December 16, 2022 and keep the federal government open through December 3, 2021.
The resolution includes provisions extending government funding through December 3, as well as two emergency supplemental funding bills that address recent natural disasters and the resettlement of Afghan evacuees.
“In the midst of a continuing pandemic, we would be failing the American people to let our federal government shut down, our small businesses go ignored in their time of need and our children go hungry. That’s why I was proud to support this legislation, which will keep the government open through December 3, 2021, extend the debt ceiling and provide emergency funding to help our nation continue to recover from disaster,” said Congresswoman Bustos.
“This package meets the needs not just of our people, but of our Afghan allies fleeing danger, and takes one more important step in welcoming home those seeking a better life for themselves and their children.”
The Continuing Resolution includes:
- $28.6 billion in emergency funding for disaster relief funding for hurricanes, wildfires, droughts, winter storms and more. This includes $10 billion for agriculture disaster relief in response to drought, derechos and floods impacting farmers across the nation, and $1.2 billion to support low-interest loans to help businesses, nonprofit organizations, homeowners, and renters recover from Hurricane Ida and other disasters.
- $6.3 billion in funding to help Afghan refugees.