The House of Representatives today passed H.R. 933, a Continuing Resolution (CR) to prevent a government shutdown and continue government operations until the end of the fiscal year on September 30, 2013. The legislation includes a full-year Defense Appropriations bill, as well as a full-year Military Construction/Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill. These two individual bills passed the House last year on a broad bipartisan basis, and have been negotiated by both the House and Senate. Additionally, the CR extends funding for other government agencies at last year's levels less the requisite sequestration cuts.
After passage, Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) released the following statement on his support for the CR:
"There is no doubt America has a spending problem, and House Republicans remain committed to making the real reforms and targeted cuts we need to get our fiscal house in order. While we continue to wait for the Administration to work with us, it's important to make strides where we do agree. I am proud to have supported today's CR, which does this by avoiding a government shutdown and prioritizing our nation's security."