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Rep. Hal Rogers Introduces Stopgap Measure to Fund Gov’t Operations Through April

Capitol_BuildingHouse Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Kentucky) has introduced a continuing resolution that would fund the federal government through April 28 at current spending levels.

The potential $1.07 trillion stopgap bill would authorize $5.8 billion in overseas contingency operations funds for the Defense Department and $4.3 billion in funds for the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development to support military operations against the Islamic State militant organization, Rogers’ office said Tuesday.

The legislation aims to “give the next Congress the time to complete the annual appropriations process, and in the meantime, take care of immediate national funding needs,” Rogers said in a statement.

The proposed measure would also authorize $4.1 billion in funds for disaster relief missions and provide financial resources for the Ohio Class Submarine Replacement program in order to prevent delays.

Other provisions in the CR include funds to support the KC-46A tanker program, NASA’s Deep Space Exploration program and Joint Polar Satellite System initiatives as well as the procurement of Apache and Black Hawk helicopters.

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