Washington, D.C. -- Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) will support the government funding bill that just passed the Senate. Congresswoman Stefanik also supported the House passed funding bill last Thursday that would have prevented the government shutdown if it had not been blocked in the Senate.

“I oppose government shutdowns and have consistently voted to keep the government open since I’ve been in office,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “My constituents and Americans across the country deserve better than this kind of political brinksmanship. While I am pleased that Senate Democrats are ending their government shutdown, I hope in the future we can resolve the pressing issues before Congress without holding government funding hostage.

“I am also very pleased that we are passing a critical six-year extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Program that 21,000 children in my district rely on for their healthcare needs."