Government
2:30 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Fischer, Johanns discuss government funding bill

Votes on a resolution to fund the federal government through December 15th could happen this weekend.

The U.S. House passed a continuing resolution last week. Senators voted Wednesday to begin debate on the bill. U.S. Senator Deb Fischer says she and her colleagues need to take action soon on the resolution.

“We’ve been on the bill since Monday. We don’t know what the plan is of the Majority Leader, and really the ball’s in his court. So we’re going to have to wait and see what that process is going to be that Senator Reid is going to give us to work with.”

Fischer and Senator Mike Johanns both say they’re concerned about spending levels in the continuing resolution.

“The spending levels in this bill aren’t yet where I want them to be, and I’m going to work and do everything I can to try to get those as close as I can or at the budget control cap level.”

A partial government shutdown is possible Tuesday without a new spending bill in place. Debate centers over the funding of the Affordable Care Act.