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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Washington Democrats passed a second short-term appropriations bill, only funding the federal government through February 18. The first stop-gap measure was passed in late September. The bill pushes the December 3 deadline to February 18, and did not include an effort by House and Senate Republicans to defund President Biden's court embattled vaccine mandates.

"We have worked on federal funding bills all year, but because Washington Democrats refuse to come to the table to negotiate government funding, here we are in another crunch to ensure government operations continue. While we all want to avoid a government shutdown, these short-term spending bills leave out a lot of unmet needs across the country," said Congressman Rogers, a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee. "Washington Democrats' misguided priorities have left us without a comprehensive deal to fully fund the 2022 fiscal year. Instead, they are focused on finding a path forward for their multi-trillion dollar socialist agenda and funding President Biden's vaccine mandates, some of which have already been blocked in federal court. I call on Democrats to come to the table so we can end these short-term spending bills and fully fund the government for 2022.”

The bill now moves to the Senate for consideration before current government funding expires at midnight on December 3.