Cole Opposes Spending Bill
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Tom Cole (OK-04) today released the following statement after voting against a temporary spending bill that maintains inflated government funding levels through March 2011:
"Instead of cutting spending during this time of high joblessness and record deficits, Democrats have pushed through yet another bloated funding bill. After failing to pass a budget or sign any of the 12 annual spending bills into law this year, the outgoing majority's record of fiscal irresponsibility remains unbroken.
"Fortunately, the Democrats' plan to pass a 1,900-page, pork-filled omnibus spending package at the last minute were thwarted by strong opposition from the American people and Republicans in Congress.
"The good news is this temporary measure expires in March, and the new Republican majority is committed to putting a stop to runaway spending as soon as the new Congress convenes in January."