Washington, D.C. – Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) released the following statement on the House’s passage of a continuing resolution, H.R. 195, to fund the government through February 19:
“At the end of the day, what chiefly matters is that Congress come together to implement the agenda the American people voted for. Tonight, we secured important commitments to provide support to make sure our nation’s tremendous military men and women are paid. Furthermore, this continuing resolution provided long-term funding for the Child Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for at-risk children and families, marking the third time Republicans supported this funding. Finally, while I’ve made my position clear on Congress’ bad habit of governing by crisis, I believe the agreement we reached tonight will help put us on a path toward accomplishing the rest of the agenda given to us by the American people.
Now comes the real work. It’s time for us to get serious about following through on our promises—not in a year, not in a few months, but now. The American people didn’t elect us to continue kicking the can down the road on major policy decisions. We need to get our record spending levels under control. We need to pass a long-term, responsible funding bill that gives our troops the financial security they need and puts our country on a path toward an improving economy and higher paying jobs. And we need to address our broken immigration system, focusing on the fundamental priorities that President Trump campaigned on—securing our southern border, ending chain migration, ending the diversity visa lottery program, and others.
Time for us to put aside the excuses and deliver the results. We can get this done.”