WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a leading Senate conservative, today released the following statement after voting against the Temporary Debt Limit Extension Act (S. 540), that will extend the debt limit until March 2015. The legislation passed 55-43.
“Fiscal responsibility is the foundation of prosperity, and today's vote on the debt ceiling was fiscal negligence," said Inhofe. "As we've done before, Congress' response to approaching the debt ceiling should be to debate and enforce policies that help put our country on the path toward a balanced budget. Instead, this vote gave the President a clean pass to continue on the destructive trajectory of big government spending. I will continue to work with my colleagues in the Senate to put forward responsible solutions and enact legislation that limits the size of government and encourages long-term economic growth."