Congressman Russell Votes Against CR, Wants Congress to Do its Job
Washington, DC – Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) voted against the Continuing Resolution (CR) today, stating that Congress should get its work done and stop creating hardship for those that defend our nation. The CR passed the House by a vote of 342-85, and will continue to fund the federal government on last year’s spending levels until Dec. 9, 2016. Congressman Russell was among a minority in the House of Representatives that was pushing for Congress to continue to work to pass each of the required 12 appropriation bills, and the National Defense Authorization.
After passage of the CR, Congressman Russell offered the following statement:
“I voted against the CR because I believe Congress should do its job every year we come to DC. We should burn the midnight oil rather than worry about all the national election posturing. A CR hurts our military, creates gridlock, and does nothing to solve the problems people sent us here to do.”