Congressman Adam Smith (WA-09) released the following statement after the passage of the Continuing Resolution today in the House of Representatives:

“The Continuing Resolution that passed today is in no way perfect.  I support the resolution because it prevents a government shutdown that would destabilize the economy and provides more flexibility to Defense, Veterans Affairs, Agriculture, Commerce, Justice, Science, and Homeland Security funding as they deal with the over 8 percent across the board spending cuts known as the sequester.  I hope that by averting the shutdown, Congress can come together to work on passing comprehensive, long-term appropriations bills that will eliminate sequestration and promote jobs and economic growth.”