WASHINGTON- Today, U.S. Congressman Dave Joyce (OH-14) voted in support of H.J.Res. 59, a Continuing Resolution to keep government doors open by extending current funding levels through December 15th. The Continuing Resolution also includes the Full Faith and Credit Act, which would require Treasury to make good on public debt payments should America reach the debt ceiling and language to fully defund Affordable Care Act spending. Joyce released the following:

“Today, I voted to protect seniors, members of our military and Ohio taxpayers from the damaging effects of a government shutdown. Ohioans deserve a functional government and I’m ready to roll up my sleeves and work with both sides of the aisle to ensure we keep the government running.”

Joyce continued, “The House also took important steps to ensure the U.S. pay its bills on time and protect Americans from the Affordable Care Act’s taxes, increased costs, and government intrusion. These are common sense solutions to our nation’s problems and I look forward to working with my colleagues to continue finding practical solutions to our challenges.”

Congress and the White House are currently facing an October 1st deadline to find a funding solution or shut down the federal government. H.J.Res. 59 will now go to the Senate for consideration. The CR passed by a vote of 230-189.