WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) released the following statement on the passage of H.R. 3547, Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014.
“Thanks to the work of House Republicans, for the first time since the Korean War total discretionary spending levels have decreased four years in a row. Today’s omnibus locks in the lower spending levels outlined in December’s bipartisan two-year budget agreement and sets up a process to meet important priorities and avoid the cycle of shutdowns and crisis. This deal certainly doesn’t get everything we would want out of a spending agreement, but it marks real progress in the fight to bring fiscal sanity back to Washington. As any football fan knows, you don’t just score on perfect 50-yard passes, you work your way to the end zone running the ball for three yards and a cloud of dust.”