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Senior House appropriator introduces new CR with full defense funding

By Tony Bertuca  
February 5, 2018 at 10:04 PM

House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) has introduced a stopgap continuing resolution that provides full for funding for defense and extends funding for the rest of the federal government until March 23.

"This CR will allow for additional time for a deal to be reached on topline spending levels for this fiscal year," Frelinghuysen said in a statement. "Once this agreement is made, my committee will rapidly go to work with the Senate to complete the final legislation."

The current CR expires Feb. 8. 

Meanwhile, Democrats assert they will vote against any spending measure for defense unless it is accompanied by similar funding for non-defense priorities.

The House Freedom Caucus issued a tweet saying they intended to back the CR because it included full funding for defense.