U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) issued the following statement after voting for a government funding measure that passed the House by a vote of 277-151 and the Senate 78-20:
"This afternoon, I voted in support of a temporary funding bill that will allow the federal government to meet its fiscal responsibilities – including funding our military and pay for the troops. We simply cannot ask men and women to risk their lives on behalf of our nation all around the world while they wonder whether they will get their paychecks and be able to pay their bills. I also voted in support of several measures in recent weeks that would strip federal funding from Planned Parenthood, and we will continue to work on legislative options that can get such legislation to the President’s desk."