Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Susan Collins (R-ME), the Senate Appropriations Committee’s incoming Chair and Vice Chair respectively, issued the following joint statement on their bipartisan commitment to funding the government and passing the Senate’s appropriations bills through regular order.
“There are so many pressing challenges our nation faces right now—both here at home and abroad—and it is our responsibility as Members of Congress to do the hard work to listen to one another, find common ground, and then reach sensible solutions that help the American people. This starts with funding the government in a responsible and bipartisan manner—that means marking up our appropriations bills and bringing them to the floor in a timely way.
“As the incoming Chair and Vice Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, we take our responsibility to govern seriously and look forward to working in a bipartisan way here in the Senate to find common ground and move our country forward.”