Washington, DC – Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of the Nuclear Weapon Security and Non-Proliferation Act, which would provide funding for certain activities of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) during the current lapse in appropriations:
"I remain hopeful that the conversations currently taking place between House leaders and the President will lead to the negotiating table so that we can reopen the government and move forward. Until then, I remain committed to funding the crucial programs of the government during this lapse in federal operations. Consistent with this effort, the House today passed legislation that would fund the management and security of our nation's nuclear weapons programs.
"It is my hope that the President and the Senate will work with us so that we can come to agreement on a long-term solution as soon as possible."