Rep. Paul Mitchell: “Only Four Times Since 1977 Were All Appropriations Enacted by the Start of the Fiscal Year”

I am learning every day how much our system needs significant reform. Only four times since 1977 were all appropriations enacted by the start of the fiscal year. That is four times in the last 40 years that the appropriations process has been effectively completed.

—Rep. Paul Mitchell (R–MI)

Omnibus Spending Bill, House Floor, May 3, 2017

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