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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding his plan to keep the government open and the need for common-sense, responsible, long-term funding solutions.

“The goal here is to keep government functioning – not shutting the government down – and also to have the discipline necessary to put an appropriations process in place and stop the cycle of short-term funding bills,” said Sen. Moran. “To that end, I’d suggest a CR that lasts only a few days, keeping government open and continuing our negotiations on the many priorities involved in this debate. Common sense tells me that we can find a solution to the problems if we work at it, but if we allow ourselves to escape from the process today, we’ll be back in the same position next week and the week after and the week after that. Let’s keep the pressure on until we can resolve our differences.”

Click here to view Sen. Moran’s full remarks.