MOUNT VERNON — A last-minute Continuing Resolution approved by Congress on Dec. 9 prevented a government shutdown and will keep them running financially until April 2017. This resolution will buy time for a new administration to consider budget proposals and get agendas in order for 2017. House Representative Bob Gibbs for the 7th Congressional District is awaiting opportunities for regulatory reform which will do away with what he calls “burdensome regulations,” chiefly in areas of health care and tax reform.
“It’s a busy calendar next year and a busy agenda,” Gibbs told the News. “A lot of promises were made, and now it’s our turn to act on those promises. It will be pretty exciting to see how everything unfolds.”