Shelby, McConnell Introduce Government Funding Bill that Can Pass the Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C.U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding government funding:

“Yesterday evening, Senator Shelby and I introduced a continuing resolution that could pass the Senate and prevent a government shutdown.

“Our legislation would fund the government through December.

“It would restore the defensive assistance for our ally Israel that House Democrats stripped out to appease some of the worst elements of the far left.

“As one frustrated Democratic congressman stated yesterday, ‘A missile defense system [like] Iron Dome defends civilians from missiles. Hence the name. Only in a morally inverted universe would this be considered a ‘controversy.’’. That’s a House Democrat describing the actions of House Democrats.

“And our bill also removes the debt limit language that Democrats have known since July will not receive bipartisan support from Senate Republicans.

“As one of my colleagues put it succinctly: If Washington Democrats want to jam through trillions of dollars in reckless spending all by themselves, they can raise the debt limit all by themselves. If they want to do one, they’ll need to do the other. It’s that simple.”