Carson City’s U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei votes to keep federal government open | NevadaAppeal.com

Carson City’s U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei votes to keep federal government open

Nevada Appeal Capitol Bureau
U.S. Mark Amodei, R-Nevada.
Jim Grant | Nevada Appeal

Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nv., Thursday voted in favor of the short-term continuing resolution that will keep the federal government running into November.

“The only thing dumber than voting for a continuing resolution is voting for a shutdown,” he said.

Amodei said during his time in Congress, no government shutdown has resulted in policy changes that lawmakers and the president were fighting over.

“Government shutdowns are all for nothing as they are incredibly disruptive to people’s lives and federal agencies while no progress is made on the issues,” he said.

He said he voted for the spending bill because, “it continues current funding levels for the critical programs and agencies Americans rely on.”