Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of H.R. 8900 – a continuing resolution that will fund the government through December 18th.
Members of the Appropriations Committee have been negotiating night and day for weeks to reach agreement on full-year appropriations bills.
At the same time, House and Senate leaders continue to discuss a coronavirus relief package with the Administration.
It is my hope that we can complete both of these important pieces of legislation as soon as possible.
There is so much at stake – our national security, the health and well-being of millions of Americans, and our economic recovery.
Passing this one week C.R. is simply a stop-gap measure. I expect we will be back on the floor next week to complete the year’s work.
I urge my colleagues to join me in voting in favor of this continuing resolution so that the Senate can pass it and send it to the president for signature.
Then we must immediately get back to the important work the American people expect us to finish.
Thank you, and I reserve the balance of my time.
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