U.S. Congressman Paul Broun, M.D. (GA-10) today released the following statement in reaction to the decisions of Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) to place a hold on the Senate version of H.R. 933, the continuing resolution to fund the government through the remainder of fiscal year 2013. The Senators have cited pork barrel spending and lack of time for reading the 500 plus page bill as the reasons for their hold.
"I applaud the effort that Senators McCain and Coburn are putting forth to hold up the CR in the Senate," said Rep. Broun. "They're confirming what I already knew when I cast my vote against H.R. 933 -- it spends too much, it does nothing to target wasteful spending, and it continues to fund Obamacare. Senator McCain has already found multiple examples of egregious pork projects in this CR, and his staff has yet to even finish reading the bill. I'm almost positive that the deeper they dig, the worse it will get. I urge my colleagues in the Senate to reject the CR, come back to the drawing board, and work with House conservatives to pass a bill that is straightforward, funds what is necessary, and cuts what isn't critical to the needs of our military and federal government."