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Carter Votes to Fund Government, Zika Response

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Washington, September 28, 2016 | Mary Carpenter (202-834-0386) | comments

Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (GA-01) voted today to continue funding the federal government. The Continuing Resolution (CR) funds the government at the current rate of operations through December 9, 2016. The CR also includes $1.1 billion to fight the Zika virus.

"While it's frustrating we're putting a bandaid on the budget again, the CR passed today is critical to avoid a damaging shutdown and ensure the government continues to operate," Carter said. "As we've seen this week, and many times before, Senate Democrats will not stop playing political games with the budget, and the CR passed today will give us time to create fiscally responsible spending bills. Additionally, after funding to combat the Zika virus was held up due to even more games from Senate Democrats, the CR finally provides authorities with the resources necessary to protect the public and combat the disease at its source."

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