WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today voted against final passage of a clean continuing resolution to fund the federal government through Dec. 11, 2015. The continuing resolution passed by a vote of 78 to 20.
“Since Republicans regained majority in the Senate, we have been working to restore regular order. For the first time in six years, all 12 appropriations bills have been passed out of committee and with significant conservative victories. These bills are what we should have been considering, despite Senate Democrats’ threat to shut down the process unless Congress increased spending for domestic programs. Instead, Congress voted on a clean continuing resolution with no conservative riders attached. While I often oppose short-term spending measures due to it wasting taxpayer money, Congress also let an opportunity slip by to force the president’s hand on important issues facing our nation.”