Larsen Statement on the Continuing Appropriations Resolution of 2007</A

Jan 31, 2007


Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative Rick Larsen (D-WA) voted in favor of the Revised Continuing Appropriations Resolution for 2007 (H.J.Res.20) that passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 286 to 140. Larsen released the following statement:

“This legislation is the next step in restoring fiscal responsibility to Congress.  Democrats pledged a new direction in Congress, and we are delivering on that promise.   During the first 100 hours, we have already passed important measures to help balance the budget. Today, we passed the continuing resolution, which funds key priorities for our communities, restores fiscal discipline, and cleans up the budget mess the last Congress left behind. 

“This essential bill increases funding for veterans’ health care, expands access to higher education by increasing the Pell Grant, and supports local law enforcement with needed Byrne-JAG grants as they combat methamphetamine and keep our communities safe.

“I’m particularly pleased that this bill helps honor our commitment to veterans by increasing funding for veterans health care by $3.6 billion.”

Next, the Senate will consider this resolution before it is signed into law.