Congressman Tim Ryan’s Statement on Passage of the FY 2014 Spending Bill
Congressman Tim Ryan made the following statement today on his support of the FY 2014 Consolidated Government Spending Bill which has passed the House of Representatives:
Although this legislation is far from perfect, I am pleased that after years of reoccurring partisan budgetary battles members of Congress have finally set aside their differences and passed a government spending bill. This legislation gets us past the constant cycle of short-term continuing resolutions that have become the norm here in Washington. Additionally, I am pleased that this legislation supports many programs important to Ohioans, including: increased funding for education and Head Start, increased funding for military mental health research, increased funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and it provides funding for a Small Modular Reactor (SMR) program that supports jobs in Barberton, Ohio. With passage, it allows us to move past these budgetary battles that have become all too routine and address pressing issues like creating jobs and passing an unemployment insurance extension.