Washington, DC - Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Daniel K. Inouye (D-Hawaii) issued the following statement today with regard to the introduction of the six month Continuing Resolution in the House of Representatives this evening:
"I am pleased that this Continuing Resolution (CR) provides the full $1.047 trillion funding level included in the Budget Control Act for Fiscal Year 2013. In addition, the CR provides a level of funding that will enable the federal government to meet its disaster assistance obligations for the next six months. This is a very clean CR, but I would note that the small number of anomalies included will allow us to avoid disruptions in the basic services provided by the federal government. However, let no one think that putting the government on autopilot for a full six months is a good idea. Resources that could have been used for more urgent or important projects will instead be available for lower-priority items. For this reason, I will continue to work toward passage of appropriations bills that will properly fund the government for the remainder of the fiscal year."