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Hern votes against short-term spending bill

Tonight, Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) voted against HR 8337, the Continuing Appropriations Act.

“I have long held the belief that our government shouldn’t operate on short-term spending bills,” said Rep. Hern. “These stop-gap funding measures prolong the true work of governing and allocate funds with zero framework or budget behind it. For too long, we have depended on these short-term bills rather than doing the work of drafting a budget and allocating those funds with 12 appropriations bills. Frankly, it’s embarrassing that we can’t complete a task that millions of families and businesses do all the time: operate under a budget. I hope that partisan fights stop getting in the way of our constitutional responsibility.”