WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Steve King released the following statement on Thursday after the House voted to pass two separate appropriations bills of immediate priority. The measures are H.R. 3230, the Pay Our Guard and Reserve Act and H.J. Res. 72, the Honoring Our Promise to America’s Veterans Act.
“Time and again the House has voted to keep the critical parts of the government funded in light of the partial shutdown,” said King. “Today, we passed yet another two measures, this time to provide the necessary aid for two of the most vital components of our nation’s armed services – our National Guard and Reserves and our veterans. I am glad to see these measures passed today to give our National Guard and Reserves the assurance they need to continue to put their lives on the line in service to our country, and assistance for our veterans who have already sacrificed so much. It is time for the Senate to act and then for the President to sign these into law immediately.”