Historic Spending Cuts the Centerpiece for Final Continuing Resolution (CR) for Fiscal Year 2011

May 10, 2011
Press Release

The final Continuing Resolution (CR) legislation for fiscal year 2011 unveiled today by House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers contains historic spending cuts of nearly $40 billion, and will provide funding to keep the federal government operating for the remainder of the fiscal year. The passage of the bill in the House and Senate will mark the end of an arduous and long-overdue budget process initiated by the failure of the previous Democrat-controlled Congress to pass a budget or enact a single one of the 12 annual Appropriations bills last year.                    
“Never before has any Congress made dramatic cuts such as those that are in this final legislation. The near $40 billion reduction in non-defense spending is nearly five times larger than any other cut in history, and is the result of this new Republican majority’s commitment to bring about real change in the way Washington spends the people’s money,” Chairman Rogers said.
“My committee went line-by-line through agency budgets this weekend to negotiate and craft deep but responsible reductions in virtually all areas of government. Our bill targets wasteful and duplicative spending, makes strides to rein in out-of-control federal bureaucracies, and will help bring our nation one step closer to eliminating our job-crushing level of debt.” Chairman Rogers continued.
·         To view the text of this Continuing Resolution, please visit: http://rules.house.gov/Media/file/PDF_112_1/Floor_Text/FINAL2011_xml.pdf
·         To view a summary of the legislation, please visit: /_files/41211SummaryFinalFY2011CR.pdf
·         For a list of highlighted program cuts, please visit: /_files/41211ProgramCutsListFinalFY2011CR.pdf

112th Congress