ICYMI: Rounds: Continuing Resolutions Hurt Military Readiness, Lead to Uncertainty
WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) today joined his colleague Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) on CNN to discuss their concerns with short-term continuing resolutions (CR) to fund the government. This week, Congress is considering another CR, the fourth in four months.
“It has been 44 years since we actually had a budget act that was workable, “said Rounds in the interview. “In the last 44 years, only three cases have we actually gotten this budget and appropriations process done on time. That’s a terrible message to send…We’ve had four months with four separate continuing resolutions, with a threat of a shutdown each time. It’s not changing and there is no stability.”