Congress Must Pass a Clean Continuing Resolution

Press Releases · Sep 17, 2020

Washington—Heritage Action today released a statement from Vice President of Government Relations and Communications Garrett Bess commenting on Congressional negotiations on a continuing resolution:

America is staring down the barrel of a government shutdown in the middle of a pandemic, and Congress still has not agreed on how to continue funding the government. We urge Members of Congress to quickly send President Trump a clean continuing resolution to sign into law that would allow the government to continue to function during the pandemic and until after the election.

This is too urgent for Congress to add their pet policy priorities. A clean continuing resolution must avoid policy riders, namely changes to Census deadlines, unnecessary program authorizations, and significant anomalies that would expand federal programs. These issues should be handled during the regular appropriations process, which Congress has failed to complete. Congress should pass a quick, clean CR.