WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers today praised passage of a short-term Continuing Resolution (CR) (H.R. 2028) to prevent a government shutdown and continue funding for federal programs and services until April 28, 2017. The legislation also contains additional funding for war efforts and disaster relief.
“This legislation is necessary to continue vital government programs and services, like our national defense. It keeps the lights on in our government, preventing the uncertainty and harm of a government shutdown,” Chairman Rogers said. “While I firmly believe a continuing resolution is no way to run a railroad, at this point, this is our best – and only – path forward. I commend the House for passing it today, and urge the Senate to send it to the President’s desk for his signature as soon as possible.”
For Chairman Rogers' floor statement on the Short-Term Continuing Resolution, please click here.
For the full text of the legislation, please click here.