Thompson Issues Statement on Harvey Aid, Government Funding, Debt Ceiling Package

Sep 8, 2017

WASHINGTON U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson issued the following statement on passage of legislation that provides hurricane relief aid, addresses the debt limit, continues to fund the government and extends flood insurance. Rep. Thompson voted in favor of the measure, which was approved by a bipartisan vote of 316-90.

“Today’s legislative package will keep government operations running through December, provide critical hurricane relief for those who have suffered devastating losses as a result of Harvey, and adequate resources to address the impending damages from Hurricane Irma. 

“We have also ensured that America will make good on its debts, which I believe is a legal and moral obligation. The package, which now heads to the President’s desk for his signature, also includes a necessary extension of the National Flood Insurance Program.

“While a short term funding bill is far from ideal, this will provide the House and Senate an opportunity to hold a conference committee and negotiate the differences between the 12 annual spending bills. The Republican-led House of Representatives continues to work at curbing unnecessary spending, with discretionary levels at their lowest in more than 20 years. My commitment remains to be an advocate for those programs that matter most to the people of the 5th District, while assuring their hard earned tax dollars are not wasted on redundant or unnecessary spending.”