Mr. LANCE. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of the House-passed continuing resolution and I call for its passage in the United States Senate.
The House-passed resolution ensures that our government remains open and operational; it ensures that our military personnel will continue to receive protection in the field and pay at home; and it guarantees continued care for our veterans. It protects individuals, families, and small businesses from the harmful effects of ObamaCare; and it holds the line on spending--the most critical fiscal issue currently facing Washington and the American people.
The United States Senate should join the House and pass this fiscally responsible measure and avert a government shutdown.