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Senator Akaka votes to keep Federal government running another two weeks


Washington, D.C. – The United States Senate approved a two-week continuing resolution today by a vote of 91-9. The bill will keep the federal government open through at least March 18. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) voted to support the measure and issued the following statement today:

“I am pleased we were able to reach a temporary compromise to avoid the devastating economic effects of a government shutdown. However, we cannot expect federal agencies to provide the American people with efficient and effective service if we tell them what their budgets are two weeks at a time. Now we must focus on reaching a longer-term agreement to provide the certainty needed to continue our ongoing economic recovery.”

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