Rep. Calvert Votes to Prevent Government Shutdown
Washington, D. C.,
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 -
Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (R-Corona) voted along with a bipartisan majority of his House colleagues to pass H.R. 933, the Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act of 2013. The bill provides funding to operate federal government agencies until the end of the fiscal year on September 30, 2013.
"Once again House Republicans are leading the charge to get our fiscal house in order in a responsible way," said Rep. Calvert. "The bill passed by the House today keeps funding levels flat for non-defense, non-Veteran agencies and programs. It is also critical that we provide our military, especially those in harm's way, and our Veterans with the flexibility they need."
Funding for federal government agencies and programs is set to expire on March 27, 2013. The legislation passed by the House today includes full-year Defense, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bills, which passed the House last year and have been negotiated with the Senate. The bill continues the remainder of federal discretionary spending at current rates, making limited exceptions where necessary to address critical needs. Nearly all of this funding is subject to sequestration, bringing the total topline discretionary spending within the bill to approximately $984 billion.
For more information on the bill, please visit the House Appropriations Committee website by clicking here.