“VETERANS SHOULD NOT BE PAWNS IN THIS CYNICAL GAME OF GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last night, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop (GA-02), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee of Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, took to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to fight for a Fiscal year (FY) 2014 Continuing Resolution (CR) that funds the entire federal government and keeps it open for all Americans. The measure under consideration, House Joint Resolution (H.J. Res.) 72, would have reduced veterans’ programs by $6.2 billion as compared to the FY 2014 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill that was approved in June of 2013 by an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 421 to 4. Under House rules, H.R. Res 72 failed to reach the necessary two-thirds vote to approve the measure and send it to the United States Senate for its consideration.