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Lankford Statement on Continuing Resolution to Fund the Government

WASHINGTON, DC – Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today issued the following statement on the passage of a Continuing Resolution to fund the government at current levels through December 11, 2020:

“Funding the government by continuing resolution is never ideal because it doesn’t give Congress the ability to make necessary funding adjustments through the regular, albeit broken, budget and spending process. We do not need to put the country through the threat of yet another costly and needless shutdown, but we must get a federal spending process in place that actually addresses our debt and deficit and doesn’t just pass off the tough spending decisions until some future day. We can stop government shutdowns forever if we put in place my solution, the Prevent Government Shutdowns Act. It would simply prevent Members of Congress from leaving Washington until the work to fund the government is done. We can and should pass 12 fiscally responsible appropriations bills in an orderly way without the Washington theatrics.”