Chairman Leahy Comment On The Continuing Resolution

I am glad that the House acted quickly to pass a continuing resolution to fund the government through March 11th, and I encourage my colleagues in the Senate to take it up and pass it. 

Over the last several weeks, Chair DeLauro, Vice Chairman Shelby, Ranking Member Granger and I have made real progress on reaching a full year funding agreement.  I believe this continuing resolution will provide us with the time we need to finish our bipartisan work while removing the unnecessary threat of government shutdown.  We have a responsibility to make the hard choices about how to invest in the future for the American people.  A full year continuing resolution is unacceptable. 

I look forward to working with my dear friends Vice Chairman Shelby, Chair DeLauro, and Ranking Member Granger over the next four weeks to reach a final agreement and pass a bipartisan omnibus spending bill by March 11th

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