Lowey Statement on Proposals for Automatic Continuing Resolutions
House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) released the following statement on proposals to introduce automatic Continuing Resolutions:
“While well intentioned, automatic Continuing Resolutions would weaken Congress’ power of the purse, shift power to the President, and make it much harder to fund investments important to working families. Discretionary spending should be subject to annual review by Congress, not indefinite autopilot.
“I intend to lead a House Appropriations Committee that will work in a bipartisan, collaborative way to responsibly fund the federal government on time. Together, we can prevent future government shutdowns without resorting to fundamental changes in the legislative process that bring with them serious unintended consequences.”