WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) today released the following statement after voting in favor of the House-passed Continuing Resolution to keep the federal government funded through the end of the fiscal year. This legislation passed the House with bipartisan support:
"Today the House of Representatives has taken a positive step toward restoring fiscal stability in Washington. I am pleased that this measure reflects a lower level of discretionary spending -- which is a step closer to ultimately balancing the federal budget. And at the same time, we have given the Administration the flexibility to ensure that we reduce spending in wasteful government bureaucracy and that we do not undermine our support for the men and women who are defending our nation. As we work through this budget process, we call on the United States Senate to join us in supporting this measure for the benefit of future generations."