This is not a way to run a government… We don’t have time for games.
President Barack Obama, warning that he will not sign another Continuing Resolution (CR) this week without an agreement on the fiscal 2011 budget.
House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers introduced another temporary funding measure today that would fund the government for an additional week while lawmakers continue to debate the subject. The measure would provide funding for one additional week and cut $12 billion in discretionary spending. It also contains the Department of Defense Appropriations bill for fiscal 2011.
In his remarks to the White House press corps., Obama added that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker John Boehner plan to meet this evening. If they can’t reach an agreement, they are expected to return to the White House on Wednesday for further talks.