Good afternoon, Chairman Sessions, Ranking Member Slaughter, and members of the Rules Committee. I am pleased to appear before you today on a momentous occasion, the conclusion of our work on the 12 appropriations bills for fiscal year 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.
"I rise today in strong support of H.J. Res. 59, the Ryan/Murray budget agreement.