GOP Congressman Introduces Bill to Prevent Government Shutdowns

CNS News | 1/17/2019 | Staff
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( – Rep. John Curtis (R-Utah) introduced a bill Wednesday to prevent the government from shutting down. He also introduced a separate bill two weeks ago to prevent Congress from getting paid during government shutdowns.

The Government Shutdown Prevention Act, introduced by Curtis and Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-Pa.) “aims to end political gameplaying and fix Congress’ dysfunctional budget process.”

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If passed, the bill would “automatically” fund the government through a continuing resolution (CR) and impose a five percent spending penalty on the day the CR begins. Then 60 days after the first day of the fiscal year, federal spending would be reduced by two percent and by an additional two percent for each 60-day period after that.

“Since coming to Congress, I have consistently advocated for a better budgeting process. Members of Congress should be accountable to fund the Federal government responsibly and on-time,” said Curtis. “Today, I am pleased to join my colleagues in introducing this common-sense bill, which mirror’s Utah’s process, to permanently end government shutdowns for good.”

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The bill was also sponsored by Reps. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), Bob Gibbs (R-Ohio), Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.),...
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