Alexander Supports Short-Term Continuing Resolution As Alternative to Nine-Month Omnibus Spending Bill

Says Democratic Leader’s proposal would have been a “2,000-Page Bill Full of Surprises and Increased Spending”

Posted on December 17, 2010

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) announced his support for a short-term Continuing Resolution that will fund the government at current levels until early next year, calling the Omnibus spending bill that was pulled by the Senate Democratic leader today a “2,000-page bill full of surprises and increased spending.”

“Rather than rushing through a 2,000-page bill full of surprises and increased spending, at a time when our most urgent concern is the federal debt, a better way to keep the government operating is to instead pass a short-term Continuing Resolution at the current spending levels. That way the new Congress will have the opportunity to craft spending legislation that takes real steps toward reducing our debt.”

The Senate is expected to soon consider a short-term Continuing Resolution, which will fund the government into the early part of next year, at current spending levels.  

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