WASHINGTON, D.C. — Tonight, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after voting to pass a continuing resolution that will avoid a government shutdown:

“As I have said many times, it is our responsibility to fund the government and keep it open. That is a priority,” Senator Capito said. “To fund the government for a full year, we need to focus on passing all of our bills through regular order, which we’ve already made some progress on earlier this month. Time is critical to accomplish this, however, and the continuing resolution that we passed tonight allows us to do that. While I am glad we took the responsible step tonight to keep the government open, our work is far from over.”

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