Bill Passes Senate
7:02 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Inhofe Votes No On Budget, Coburn Doesn't Vote

Republican Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe voted against a $1.1 trillion budget bill while fellow Republican Sen. Tom Coburn did not vote as the bill passed the Senate.

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The bill eases many effects of last year's automatic budget cuts. It cleared the Senate on a 72-26 vote Thursday and now heads to President Barack Obama for his signature.

Inhofe says he voted against the measure because he believes the bill contains cuts that he says are harming national security.

The bill funds every agency of government through September.

Oklahoma's five Republican congressmen were divided on the bill when it passed the House Wednesday on a 359-67 vote. Reps. Tom Cole and Frank Lucas voted for the bill while Reps. Jim Bridenstine, Markwayne Mullin and James Lankford voted against it.

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