February 17, 2022

Manchin Votes To Keep Government Open, Urges Senate Leadership To Find Compromise On FY22 Budget

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted to fund the federal government through March 11th, 2022.

“Avoiding a federal government shutdown in the middle of a pandemic and agreeing to a reasonable budget must continue to be our top priority. Tonight I voted for a short-term federal budget extension through March 11th to keep the government open during these critical times. We have a responsibility to prevent economic catastrophe for the American people on top of the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. I am encouraged by the framework that was recently agreed upon, and I urge my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to continue to work toward a compromise on FY22 funding to avoid yet another extension that hurts the American people and our priorities.”