As Congress approaches the threat of a second government shutdown this year, U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., cosponsored an updated version of the bipartisan Prevent Government Shutdowns Act that would end future government shutdowns.
“Government shutdowns do not benefit anyone and actually end up costing taxpayers more money,” Enzi said. “This legislation would help hold Congress accountable while avoiding irresponsible funding lapses. It is time to end unnecessary government shutdowns for good.”
If signed into law, the bill would set up an automatic Continuing Resolution (CR) at the current spending level until an agreement on funding is enacted. This would prevent a government-wide shutdown and continue services and operations for Americans.
The bill, led by U.S. Senators James Lankford, R-Okla., and Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., is also cosponsored by U.S. Senators Ron Johnson, R-Wis., Angus King, I-Maine, and Tim Kaine, D-Va.
For more information and to read highlights of the legislation, click here.