Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., said he will block all future spending bills in the Senate that aren’t fully funded, according to a report in The Hill.
He and other Republicans are already blocking a $9 billion bill to extend jobless benefits for 30 days.
Coburn told The Hill that he would “absolutely” object to any other spending measure that isn’t funded.
“The fact is that the country wants us to start making hard choices on spending, and if we can’t do it on a $9 billion bill, then we’re certainly not going to be able to do it on our $1.6 trillion deficit,” he told The Hill.
“The problems are so severe in our country, our debt is so severe and the impact is so great in the near and long term that it’s time for some of us to take a stand. We may lose. But we’re not going to give up on doing the tough things that Washington needs to do, and if that earns us consternation, so be it.”
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