Rep. Burchett votes against continuing resolution, condemns temporary funding measures

September 22, 2020
Press Release
Text of the bill was released at 6:50 P.M., members called to vote at 7:30 P.M.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 22, 2020) – This evening, U.S. Representative Tim Burchett voted against the continuing resolution that would temporarily fund the federal government through December 11. The legislation also included multi-year spending authorizations for certain initiatives, such as addressing Amtrak’s budget shortfall. Rep. Burchett released the following statement after he voted against the measure:

“Congress had nine months to figure out how to fund the government in fiscal year 2021 only to reveal a short-term funding bill at the last minute. It was impossible to thoroughly assess all the pork-barrel spending in this bill in the 40 minutes between its public release and floor vote. Members should not be expected to blindly support massive spending measures on such short notice and this lack of transparency is a disservice to every American taxpayer.”