Rep. Wilson Statement on House and Senate Voting to Reopen the Government
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Joe Wilson (SC 02) issued the following statement regarding the House and Senate passing a funding bill that reopens the federal government.
“I am grateful that Senate Democrats have finally recognized how crucial it is to fund our military and support American families across the country. Our men and women in uniform should never be treated like pawns in a political game.
Last week, House Republicans acted responsibly by passing a continuing resolution that funded the government and I am grateful that Senate Democrats have finally followed the lead, and joined in standing up for the American people.
While the government has reopened, our work has just begun. I look forward to working with Speaker Paul Ryan and Chairman Mac Thornberry to achieve a long-term defense spending bill before the February 8th funding deadline. It is imperative our troops receive the funding they deserve in order to adequately prepare for the unending threats facing our nation. They are the defenders of our freedoms and it is time we funded them as such.”