Pelosi Statement on Bipartisan Senate Action to Fund Government and Provide Disaster Aid

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement this evening after the Senate voted to keep the government funded and to provide disaster aid, while ensuring that thousands of American jobs are not destroyed.   The Senate voted 79-12 to fund the government until November 18; the Senate also adopted by voice vote a short-term continuing resolution until October 4:

“Democrats protected American jobs while guaranteeing that families and communities across the country hit by natural disasters receive the assistance they so desperately need.  The Senate has now acted in a bipartisan way.  It is time for House Republicans to put an end to their latest manufactured crisis so taxpayers can continue to receive the services they’ve already paid for and to join Democrats in meeting American’s top priority: jobs.”