Pete Sessions Applauds Passage of Appropriations Bill, Avoiding Government Shutdown

Pete Sessions Applauds Passage of Appropriations Bill, Avoiding Government Shutdown

Jackson Bakich
Jackson Bakich
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March 11, 2024

Representative Pete Sessions (R-TX) applauded the passage of H.R. 4366 – the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2024 after it was signed into law by President Joe Biden (D) on March 8.

The bill kept the government from shutting down.

While a minority of Republicans voted against the measure, Rep. Sessions voted for it as the bill secured funding for the 17th District of Texas.

“Across the country, the bank accounts of millions of Americans are being drained by persistent and high inflation,” said Congressman Pete Sessions. “This is in large part due to trillions in federal spending for Democrat-led leftist priorities. In contrast, House Republicans committed to putting an end to this wasteful spending. The final Fiscal Year 2024 appropriations bill does that by strategically increasing defense spending while making targeted cuts to wasteful non-defense programs.”

He continued, “I am also proud to have secured over $33 million in federal funding for critical projects in Central and East Texas. This funding bolsters the economic growth of our communities, strengthens our infrastructure, and increases our competitiveness throughout our state. I will continue to work closely with my colleagues to ensure that the critical community projects that are important to Texas families, workers, and small businesses are funded.”

For the 17th District, over $30 million in federal funding was secured for 15 different projects.

97 Republicans – including Representative Brian Mast (R-FL) – voted against the CR as well as two Democrats. The bill passed 320-99.

Rep. Mast pointed out that CRs have been going on for quite a while since Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was Speaker of the House.

“As you may recall, earlier this year, Congress extended the government funding deadline to March 1 and March 8. This extension, also known as a continuing resolution. What that means is, you resolve to continue funding the government at the levels that they were recently funded at. Now, those continuing resolutions have gone on since Pelosi was Speaker of the House,” said Mast.

He continued, “So, every time we do these continuing resolutions, Congress is resolving to continue funding the government at the levels and with the priorities that Nancy Pelosi funded in them a. Now, just as I did with other votes for this continuing resolution, I voted no because I’m not here in Washington, D.C. to kick the can down the road. The American people put Republicans in charge of the House so that we can reverse Nancy Pelosi’s liberal agenda.”

Republican Representatives from the state of Texas such as Chip Roy, Wesley Hunt, Troy Nehls, Jodey Arrington, and others voted against the bill.

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Jackson Bakich

Jackson Bakich

Born in Orlando but raised in Lake County, Florida, Jackson Bakich is currently a senior at Florida State University. Growing up in the sunshine state, Bakich co-hosted the political talk radio show "Lake County Roundtable" (WLBE) and was a frequent guest for "Lake County Sports Show" (WQBQ). Currently, he is the Sports Editor of the FSView and the co-host of "Tomahawk Talk" (WVFS), a sports talk radio program covering Florida State athletics in Tallahassee.

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