Hoeven Statement on This Evening’s Passage of A Short-Term Continuing Resolution to Fund the U.S. Government

Senator Votes To Continue Government Operations, Ensure Military Pay, Cut Spending

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. John Hoeven issued the following statement in response to passage this evening of a short-term continuing resolution passed by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives: 

            “The short-term measure passed late this evening by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives is an important and welcome step. It will keep our government running through next week, ensure that our troops continue to be paid, and reduce our spending by an initial $2 billion as a down payment on a longer term agreement. That longer-term agreement will reduce the current spending level by approximately $40 billion below the fiscal year 2010 budget, and $78.5 billion below the President’s budget. 

“It’s important that we complete the fiscal year 2011 continuing resolution so that we can move on to the normal budgeting process for 2012, and ensure that we continue to work to set prudent spending levels that will create jobs, reduce the deficit, and build a strong financial future for our country.”