WASHINGTON – Rep. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed a short-term Continuing Resolution (CR) to extend funding for the federal government for another week until a permanent bill for FY 2011 is completed. H.R. 1363, the Department of Defense and Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011, passed the House by a vote of 247-181 and now moves to the Senate for consideration.
“I understand the service and sacrifice made every day by the men and women of our armed forces and their families. They pay the price for the freedoms that all Americans enjoy.
“And while the CR contains unwise and harmful cuts and riders that give me great concern, I voted for this bill to make sure our military men and women in harm’s way will not have to worry about missing a paycheck or a mortgage payment because Congress allowed their federal government to shut down.”