Governors Urge Congress to Fund Government, Avoid Shutdown

WASHINGTON – Today, National Governors Association Chair Governor Spencer Cox of Utah and Vice Chair Governor Jared Polis of Colorado released the following statement as Congress considers legislation to fund government operations beyond March 22.

“Governors thank Congress for passing appropriations last week that fund some federal agencies and now call on the House of Representatives and the Senate to fund the government in full.

“A partial government shutdown would jeopardize the country’s national security and readiness of our military service members, economic growth and financial services, public health and nutrition programs, and education systems.

“We urge Congress to find bipartisan compromise and swiftly pass government funding to provide certainty and reliability to states and territories.”