Provided by Congressman Rob Wittman’s Office
Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) released the following statement today after House passage of legislation that provides temporary funding for government operations through December 9, 2016:
“I have consistently said that continuing resolutions are a lazy and irresponsible way to fund government operations. These short-term, stop-gap funding mechanisms create uncertainty for federal workers, perpetuate waste by prolonging inefficient and ineffective government programs, foster partisanship and favoritism, and undermine our military’s ability to plan for the future. In short, continuing resolutions feed Washington’s culture of complacency. It’s time to introduce some accountability into this process. It’s time to return to regular order.”
Congressman Rob Wittman represents the 1st District of Virginia. He serves on the House Natural Resources Committee and the House Armed Services Committee, where he is Chairman of the Readiness Subcommittee.