House Provides Certainty By Passing 2014 Appropriations Bill
WASHINGTON− The United States House of Representatives has passed a bill funding the federal government for 2014. This bill will take government shutdowns off the table for the remainder of the fiscal year and will provide some fiscal certainty for our weak economic recovery. Congressman Fleischmann made the following statement after passage of the bill.
“For too long Congress has jumped from crisis to crisis and that is neither good for the economy nor the American people. The bill, which passed the House today with bipartisan support, provides zero new funding for Obamacare, protects all current pro-life policies, and provides real fiscal oversight. This bill was a compromise and is not perfect, but it is a step in the right direction and holds the line on spending priorities.
“In addition, this bill takes a critical step forward for the Chickamauga lock. In October, the House passed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act, and this bill takes another step toward fixing the Inland Waterways Trust Fund, which has long been ignored as the root cause of the lock’s funding problem. The appropriations bill that passed today puts into law a more effective distribution model for the Inland Waterways Trust Fund and is a large step toward ensuring funding for Chickamauga.”