House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Kentucky) has introduced a continuing resolution that would fund the federal government through April 28 at current spending levels.
The potential $1.07 trillion stopgap bill would authorize $5.8 billion in overseas contingency operations funds for the Defense Department and $4.3 billion in funds for the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development to support military operations against the Islamic State militant organization, Rogersâ office said Tuesday.
The legislation aims to âgive the next Congress the time to complete the annual appropriations process, and in the meantime, take care of immediate national funding needs,â Rogers said in a statement.
The proposed measure would also authorize $4.1 billion in funds for disaster relief missions and provide financial resourcesÂ for the Ohio Class Submarine Replacement programÂ in order to prevent delays.
Other provisions in the CR include funds toÂ support the KC-46A tanker program, NASAâs Deep Space Exploration programÂ and Joint Polar Satellite System initiatives as well as the procurement of Apache and Black Hawk helicopters.