Further Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014by Representative Harold Rogers
Posted on 2014-01-14
ROGERS of Kentucky. Mr. Speaker, I move to suspend the rules and
pass the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 106) making further continuing
appropriations for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes.
The Clerk read the title of the joint resolution.
The text of the joint resolution is as follows: H.J. Res. 106 Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014 (Public Law 113-46) is amended by striking the date specified in section 106(3) and inserting ``January 18, 2014''.
The SPEAKER pro tempore. Pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from Kentucky (Mr. Rogers) and the gentlewoman from New York (Mrs. Lowey) each will control 20 minutes.
The Chair recognizes the gentleman from Kentucky.
General Leave Mr. ROGERS of Kentucky. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that all Members may have 5 legislative days in which to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on H.J. Res. 106.
The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is there objection to the request of the gentleman from Kentucky? There was no objection.
Mr. ROGERS of Kentucky. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume.
This is a very, very short-term continuing resolution to keep the government open and operating until January 18. The continuing resolution that ended the government shutdown in October provided funding only until January 15, which is, of course, tomorrow.
As you know, yesterday I posted the full fiscal year 2014 omnibus to fund the government for the rest of the year. We hope to pass this comprehensive legislation tomorrow and send it to the Senate in short order. However, in order to allow for the Senate and White House to process, pass, and then sign the omnibus, we simply needed a little extra time for the Senate to take up the matter and work it through their process. This legislation extends the deadline by 3 days and prevents a potential lapse in appropriations that would cause unnecessary problems for government operations.
I ask that my colleagues vote ``yes'' on this necessary bill.
Mr. Speaker, I reserve the balance of my time.