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U.S. House Passes Resolution to Prevent Government Shutdown, Ensures Stability for USVI



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In a significant move to avert a government shutdown, the U.S. House of Representatives has successfully passed H.R. 6363, a Continuing Resolution (CR). This critical legislative step guarantees the uninterrupted operation of the government. Delegate to Congress Stacey E. Plaskett, representing the U.S. Virgin Islands, has warmly welcomed this development, highlighting its crucial impact.

Congresswoman Plaskett lauded the House’s efforts in overcoming recent obstacles to forge an agreement. “The House has effectively passed a Continuing Resolution, ensuring that the U.S. government will continue to operate on the current budget into the next year,” she remarked.

She drew attention to the dire consequences a government shutdown could have had on the Virgin Islands. Plaskett underscored the importance of the CR in preventing such a crisis, saying, “This timely resolution delivers stability, allowing for uninterrupted operation of essential programs and services in the Virgin Islands.” She emphasized that this decision is key to protecting the well-being of the island’s inhabitants, particularly in their current recovery period.

In her concluding remarks, Plaskett underscored the critical role of bipartisan cooperation in Congress to benefit American families. She urged for ongoing collaboration to ensure progress in providing necessary resources for the nation and to finalize a comprehensive annual budget that reflects the values and priorities of all Americans, including those residing in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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