WASHINGTON— Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), a member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee and Subcommittees of Homeland Security and Defense, voted in favor of H.R.264, the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, a bipartisan bill to reopen key federal agencies.
This bill will reopen key agencies such as the Treasury Department, including the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Small Business Administration (SBA), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), amongst others, through September 30.
Congressman Cuellar said, “I voted to reopen key federal agencies so that employees, business owners, and hardworking Americans receive the paychecks they undeniably deserve. This bill, having received overwhelming support from both sides of the aisle, ensures that all Americans receive their tax refunds on time.
“Today’s vote was not about the border wall— It was about making sure that the government provides vital resources to federal agencies and the people that depend on them. The American people deserve better. I urge the President to sign full-year appropriations, reopen the government, and put the country back on track.”