Hoyer Statement on Passage of Continuing Resolution

For Immediate Release:

March 21, 2013

Contact:

Stephanie Young, 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the House passed a Continuing Resolution that will fund the government through September 30th:

"Congress has a responsibility to keep our government running and serving the American people. While I am pleased that the Senate was able to reach a bipartisan agreement on improvements to the House version of the CR and fund our government through the end of September, I would have preferred an approach that fully replaced the sequester with a balanced mix of targeted spending cuts and additional revenues.  Now Congress must focus on passing a budget for Fiscal Year 2014 that embraces a balanced approach to deficit reduction." 

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