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Cole Statement on Passage of H.J. Res. 124

September 17, 2014
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.J. Res. 124, Continuing Appropriations Resolution for 2015. This legislation removes the threat of a government shutdown by providing funding through December 11, 2014; it also includes an amendment that approves the president’s request for authorization to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

“I am pleased that the House acted responsibly today by passing a continuing resolution that funds the government through December 11 and removes the threat of another government shutdown,” said Cole. “In wake of the rise of ISIL and in response to the president’s address to the nation last week, I am encouraged that lawmakers worked in a bipartisan manner to provide the authority he requested to fight ISIL. While I don’t think it’s nearly sufficient for destroying this dangerous enemy, I believe that it’s important for Congress to act in a bipartisan fashion to confront a terrorist organization that poses a clear and present danger to the United States. I look forward to seeing the same quick and thoughtful action displayed by the Senate.” 

To watch Congressman Cole’s remarks on the House Floor while managing the rule for H.J. Res. 124, click here

For more information about the legislation passed today, click here.

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