McConnell on House CR: Responsible Measure Allows Important Work To Continue
‘House Republicans have produced a responsible measure that will keep the lights on, avoid a harmful lapse in government funding, and provide the time and space to finish that important work.’
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding funding the government:
“I’ve been encouraged this year by the progress our Appropriations Committee has made toward restoring regular order to the way we fund the federal government. As I’ve said before, shutting down the government does nothing to advance that work.
“Regular order requires that Congress provide itself the time for careful consideration and thorough amendment. I’m glad to see that Speaker Johnson has produced a continuing resolution that would do exactly that.
“There’s a lot of work left to do. Aside from the remaining full-year appropriations bills, glaring national security priorities continue to demand our attention: from Israel to Ukraine to the Indo-Pacific, and – of course – to our southern border.
“House Republicans have produced a responsible measure that will keep the lights on, avoid a harmful lapse in government funding, and provide the time and space to finish that important work.
“I will support their continuing resolution and encourage my colleagues to do the same.”
Related Issues: Appropriations