DeLauro, Leahy Statement on Appropriations Meeting
House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-03) and Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) released the following statement on today's bicameral, bipartisan meeting of Appropriations Committee leadership.
Chair DeLauro Statement at Impact of Continuing Resolutions on the Department of Defense and Services Hearing
"I am particularly alarmed by the suggestion of some that they would prefer to funding the government under a full-year Continuing Resolution. This would harm our military: stalling modernization efforts, readiness, capacity, recruitment, operations and maintenance, impacting pay for our troops, and wasting billions in taxpayer dollars on capabilities we no longer need."
Chair McCollum Statement at Impact of Continuing Resolutions on the Department of Defense and Services Hearing
"I urge my Republican colleagues to come to join us at the negotiating table so we can fund the entire government. Because America’s national security is about more than how many dollars we provide the Pentagon."
APPROPRIATIONS MEMO: America's National Security Requires a Government Funding Deal
A full-year Continuing Resolution will make America less safe as we confront dangerous threats around the world. A full-year Continuing Resolution hurts our servicemembers and their families. A full-year Continuing Resolution misaligns resources and wastes taxpayer dollars, all while damaging our military readiness.