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Lankford Supports Balanced Budget Resolution

WASHINGTON, DC – Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today issued a statement after he supported a budget resolution that aims to balance government spending and revenues over 10 years without having to raise taxes on Americans. The motion failed by a vote of 34 to 63.

“While Americans are struggling to pay for food at the grocery store and gas for their cars, more than half the Senate wants to keep spending. We must pass a budget that reins in our federal spending to stop wasting taxpayer money. It is time for Congress to turn around the failed economic policies from the last two years that are a direct cause of 9.1 percent inflation and the $7,198 more Oklahomans are paying this year after inflation. Balancing the federal budget is responsible, and it will help our neighbors and our children long into the future.” 

Lankford supported a budget resolution in June that would force Congress to pay attention to rising federal debt and deficit. Lankford has long highlighted Congress’s inability to address the root causes of waste, fraud, abuse, and duplication in order to address our skyrocketing $30 trillion plus national debt and Washington’s constant spending appetite the US can’t afford through his government waste report, Federal Fumbles. He is consistently highlighting government waste and pushing for solutions to lower our debt and stop overspending in Congress.