“Without question, I am focused on preventing a government shutdown. That’s why I voted with my House Republican colleagues today to pass a Continuing Resolution, in advance of the new fiscal year, that lays out how our government will be funded.
“Consistent with our conservative values, this legislation maintains current savings and also specifies that no taxpayer dollars should be wasted implementing the Obamacare train wreck. The American people, by and large, do not want the changes they see coming to their health care because of Obamacare. House Republicans agree and are united in firm opposition to the President’s unfair health law.
“Today we had an opportunity to move our government away from shut down and our country and economy away from Obamacare. This was the right step to take. The Senate must now do its part to pass this legislation.”
Continuing Resolution Specifics:
- Funds the Government at current levels ($986.3 billion): The Continuing Resolution is a straight extension of current spending levels.
- Full Faith and Credit: The Continuing Resolution incorporates H.R. 807, the Full Faith and Credit Act, allowing the Department of the Treasury to make public debt payments should America reach the debt ceiling. In addition, this provision will ensure that in a debt ceiling situation beneficiaries will continue to receive Social Security and disability payments by allowing redemption of Social Security Trust Fund obligations.
- Fully Defunds Obamacare: The Continuing Resolution fully defunds Obamacare by rescinding all available unobligated balances and prohibiting additional discretionary and mandatory spending on its implementation.