Cochran Statement on Short-Term Continuing Resolution

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today released the following statement encouraging congressional passage of a short-term continuing resolution (CR) to maintain government operations through May 5:

“We’ve made substantial progress on an agreement to complete the 2017 appropriations process.  Let’s pass this new continuing resolution, and make good use of this extra time to enact overdue legislation to provide for national defense and meet our country’s needs.”

The short-term CR, H.J.Res.99, is expected to be considered by the House and Senate before the current continuing resolution expires April 28.