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Westerman Statement on U.S. House Passage of All 12 Appropriations Bills

September 14, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement upon House passage of the final of 12 appropriations bills on Thursday (September 14):

“The House of Representatives today fulfilled its duty to pass all appropriations bills before October 1,” Westerman said. “The last time all appropriations bills were passed and enacted on time was more than 20 years ago. The hard work of passing all appropriations bills on time shows that we are getting back to regular order in the House. I call on the Senate to tackle these bills so we can fund discretionary spending without additional continuing resolutions or last minute omnibus spending bills. We have a lot of work left to do – balancing the budget and reducing government spending are among my top priorities. Passage of these appropriations bills shows we are working hard in the House to right the ship. I hope the Senate follows our lead.”