U.S. Representative Rob Woodall (R-GA-07), Member of the House Budget Committee and Chairman of the RSC's Budget and Spending Taskforce, issued the following statement on the passage of H.R. 933, the "Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act," also known as the Continuing Resolution (CR), which is a bill that will fund the government for the remainder of the fiscal year under post-sequestration levels.
"Today's legislation will avoid a government shutdown on March 27 and provides flexibility to the Pentagon to prioritize the funding it has, but it's a small step. In the coming weeks, my colleagues and I on the House Budget Committee will deliver a budget resolution. Senator Reid has also said that the Senate, for the first time in almost four years, will offer one of their own. I look forward working with my colleagues in the other Chamber on moving toward a long term fiscal solution for America. With hard work and the right decisions we will ensure better days for our children and grandchildren."