WASHINGTON – Today, National Governors Association Chair Utah Governor Spencer Cox and Vice Chair Colorado Governor Jared Polis released the following statement strongly urging Congress to swiftly pass appropriations for fiscal year 2024.
“Our nation’s Governors call on Congress and the Administration to work together responsibly to ensure a FY24 funding bill is signed into law prior to the September 30 deadline. The uncertainty in funding for our states and territories and the looming threat of a federal government shutdown cause unnecessary hardships and risk.
“Every day, Governors must work with our state legislatures, local governments and stakeholders throughout our states to find common ground, and we believe Congress and the President must do the same.
“We call on Congress to negotiate in good faith to fund the federal government. States and territories succeed when there is certainty and stability in federal resources.”