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Inouye issues warning on spending measures

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Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Daniel Inouye says he’s moving forward with work on budgeting proposals even though there’s no agreement on discretionary spending levels.

Inouye, a Democrat representing Hawaii, said in a statement Monday his committee will try to find bipartisan common ground for next fiscal year’s appropriations.

He says he’d prefer to have a budget resolution pass the Senate, but since that hasn’t happened, the committee will proceed to the extent it can without one.

Inouye warns that if individual appropriations bills fail to pass, Congress will again have to approve stopgap spending measures to prevent a government shutdown, as it did earlier this year.



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