Davis Joins Effort to End Shutdown Promptly


January 7, 2019

Rep. Danny K. Davis today announced his intent to press for the passage of four bills, which are expected to be considered in the House this week  These bills will immediately reopen key parts of the federal government and stop the harm the Trump Shutdown is inflicting on American families, businesses, and communities.

The House will first consider the Financial Services and General Government appropriations bill, which funds the Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service, to ensure that hardworking Americans can receive their tax refunds on schedule. The remaining bills will cover Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies; Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies; and Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies.  

The four bills are virtually identical, except for technical, conforming, and necessary scorekeeping changes, to bills that passed the Senate on a 92-6 vote on August 1, 2018. The text of the four bills was also included in H.R. 21, which passed the House with a bipartisan 241-190 vote on January 3. The only substantive change between those bills and the four bills released today is language to ensure that federal workers furloughed by the Trump Shutdown receive pay.

Summaries of the bills, prepared when they were passed in the House last week, can be found at the links below: