Senator Lankford Statement on Senate Passage of a Budget

WASHINGTON, DC— Senator James Lankford (R-OK) released the following statement on the final passage of a Senate Budget resolution by a vote of 52-46:

“Over the last 24 hours, the Senate engaged in a lengthy full and open debate about our nation’s budget and our governing priorities. The Senate took more amendment votes today and yesterday than the Senate took all of last year, and passed a balanced budget resolution. The Senate budget responsibly balances the federal budget in 10 years and prioritizes core functions of government, all without raising taxes. Washington must set a budget and live within its means just like families and businesses do across Oklahoma. It is irresponsible for the federal government to continue the perilous path of large annual deficits. Today, we passed a budget that points us in the right direction.”