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Westerman Statement on Continuing Resolution

December 7, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement upon passage of H.R. 2028, a short-term Continuing Resolution (CR):

“Passage of today’s Continuing Resolution should not be a sign of business as usual, but instead shows the American people that we are preparing to work with President-Elect Trump to tackle a government that is too large and not working,” Westerman said. “The C.R. gives the Trump administration time to work with Congress to pass spending cuts and make meaningful reforms to tackle mandatory spending programs that are seeing explosive growth in costs. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the coming months on ways to cut spending and waste in the federal government.”

The C.R. prevents a government shutdown and funds federal programs and services until April 28, 2017. It funds the government at the current budget cap level of $1.07 trillion. The cap has been in place since passage of the Budget Control Act of 2011.