WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Congressman Pete Session (R-TX), Chairman of the Committee on Rules, released the following statement upon passage of a short term measure to fund the government through May 5, 2017:
"Today's measure shows the American people that we are making a good faith effort to keep our government open. While this is not ideal, I support this effort to provide our colleagues with more time to reach a final agreement on legislation to fund the government through the fiscal year. I applaud the hard work of Chairman Frelinghuysen, Ranking Member Lowey, and the members of their Committee and thank them for their commitment to effectively and efficiently funding our government."
To learn more about H.J. Res. 99, Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2017, and for other purposes, click here.
Caroline Boothe, Communications Director