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Thornberry Votes Against Shutdown Resolution

Congressman Mac Thornberry voted against a resolution this week to condemn government shutdowns.

On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass a resolution “expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that Government shutdowns are detrimental to the Nation and should not occur.” The resolution was introduced by Virginia Democrat Jennifer Wexton, and passed the U.S. House on a 249-163 vote. All 163 votes against the resolution came from Republicans, including from Thornberry. However, 21 Republicans crossed the aisle to support the resolution’s passage. In total, 21 members were also counted as not voting.

The vote came as the United States is recently removed from the longest government shutdown in modern history. President Trump agreed to sign a package last week to reopen the government after the 35 day shutdown. That package passed the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate before reaching Trump’s desk.

Thornberry/Photo by Speaker’s Office

Thornberry/Photo by Speaker’s Office

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