12.14.14

Sen. Whitehouse Statement on Government Funding Vote

Washington, DC – Last night the U.S. Senate passed legislation to continue funding the federal government through the end of the fiscal year.  U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) released the statement below regarding the vote:

“This legislation accomplishes the bare minimum needed to avert a government shutdown, but it also includes provisions to further degrade our campaign finance laws, to allow government bailouts for banks engaged in risky trading, and to cut retirement benefits for over a million Americans.  These provisions were slipped in at the last minute with no opportunity for debate, against the best traditions of the Senate.  I voted against this bill because Rhode Islanders deserve a government that works to solve real problems for real people, not one that sneaks in special deals for special interests.”

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