Sep 28 2016
WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Wednesday, following his vote against a continuing resolution that would fund the federal government through December 9, 2016:
“By funding the government for only three months, this CR sets up a lame-duck session later this year, which is a prime target for special-interest insiders who know just how easy it is to extract benefits from members of Congress who are no longer accountable to their voters.
“Proponents of the bill claim this is what a ‘clean’ CR looks like. They praise the bill for excluding any and all ‘policy riders.’
“But in truth, this CR has plenty of so-called ‘policy riders,’ but only those that received the blessing of the select few who wrote the legislation. So it includes a provision that will give Planned Parenthood a raise, but contains nothing to delay President Obama’s reckless plan to give countries like China, Russia, and Iran more control over the Internet.
“This is not how the Senate should do business and I will not sanction it with my vote.”