Senators Push Back Against Bunning

Senators Roger Wicker and Thad Cochran both released statements today indicating there support for a one-time funding bill that is currently held up in the Senate. As the bill is now stalled, it has temporarily stopped such programs as unemployment benefits, health insurance subsidies, and highway projects.

Sen. Jim Bunning (R-KY) objected to the new spending without having any way to pay for it. He proposes using stimulus funds to finance the bill, something Democrats oppose.

In a statement, Sen. Cochran said, “I regret that we’ve reached this point, which will cause hardships for many people in Mississippi and across the country. I am hopeful the Congress will act soon to retroactively reinstate these expired provisions.”

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