January 15, 2014
House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers today applauded the House of Representatives for passing legislation to fund the government for the remainder of the 2014 fiscal year.
The House approved the spending package on a vote of 359-67.
“This legislation is one of our highest priorities as Members of Congress and it is critical to our ongoing economic stability and the safety and well-being of the American people,” Chairman Rogers said. “It is a good bill and the bipartisan product of careful negotiations between the House and the Senate. It provides every facet of the federal government with adequate, responsible funding, while continuing to reduce federal spending – totaling $165 billion in cuts since fiscal year 2010.
“Our colleagues in the Senate should now pass this bill in short order,” Chairman Rogers continued. “More than three months into the fiscal year, it is high time that we finish our work for 2014, so that we can turn our attention to completing our work for 2015 on time and in regular order.”
The legislation passed today provides $1.012 trillion in discretionary funding for the operations of the federal government, fulfilling the guidelines of the Ryan-Murray budget agreement and keeping the lights on in the federal government.
For a summary of the bill, please visit: /news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=366721