Sen. Johnson Issues Statement on Continuing Resolution

WASHINGTON — On Thursday U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) issued the following statement on the Continuing Resolution to fund the government through December 3: 

“As much as I hate continuing resolutions to fund government, I have supported short term CRs in the past because shutting down government is wasteful and hurts real people. I did not support this CR because it includes more unchecked spending and bad policy, including indefinite benefits and REAL ID security access for Afghan evacuees. This administration has not provided Congress or the public basic answers about Afghan parolees and its vetting procedures, which raises significant national security concerns. In Wisconsin, if the governor and state legislature can’t pass the budget, we don’t shut down the state government, we spend at last year's level. The “Prevent Government Shutdowns Act” – which I championed and passed out of the committee I chaired – would enforce the same discipline at the federal level. It is a common-sense bipartisan piece of legislation that would address this particular dysfunction and it should have been enacted a long time ago.”