January 14, 2014
House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers today spoke on the House floor in support of H.J. Res. 106, a short-term continuing resolution to keep the government open until January 18. The House approved the extension on a voice vote.
Chairman Rogers's statement follows:
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present H.J. Res 106.
"This is a very, very short-term continuing resolution to keep the government open and operating until January 18.
"The continuing resolution that ended the government shutdown in October provided funding until January 15 – which is tomorrow.
"As you know, yesterday, I posted the full, fiscal year 2014 omnibus to fund the government for the rest of year. We hope to pass this comprehensive legislation tomorrow, and send it to the Senate in short order.
"However, in order to allow for the Senate and White House to process, pass, and sign the omnibus, we simply need a little extra time.
"This legislation extends the deadline by 3 days, and prevents a potential lapse in appropriations that would cause unnecessary problems for government operations.
"I ask that my colleagues vote “yes” on this necessary bill. Thank you."