Rep. Maloney Votes to Pass Bipartisan Agreement on Continuing Resolution
Washington, DC — On Tuesday, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) voted to pass H.R. 8337, the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extensions Act. This bipartisan agreement extends federal government funding through December 11, avoiding a government shutdown at the end of September.
“This bipartisan agreement averts a catastrophic shutdown in the middle of the ongoing pandemic, wildfires on the west coast, hurricanes, and economic downturn. While I continue to believe that we should work to pass a budget through regular order, this bill is, right now, the solution we need.
“This bill includes $8 billion in desperately needed nutrition assistance for struggling families – many of whom are facing economic uncertainty because of COVID-19. This is especially critical for New York City, where every school child is eligible to receive free school meals, as it ensures that students will continue to receive these meals whether they are attending class in-person or learning remotely and extends the Pandemic EBT program. This program provides additional EBT funds to families whose children would have received free or reduced-price meals in school if not for pandemic-related school closures and shortened hours. And for our city’s seniors, it includes provisions to prevent an up to $50 per month Part B premium hike.
“Just as we have reached bipartisan agreement on this package, Republicans need to work with Democrats on a Coronavirus relief package that meets the health and economic needs of the American people.”
The bipartisan resolution passed on a 359 to 57 vote.