Corker Announces Opposition To "Massive Spending Agreement"

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Senator Bob Corker on Thursday announced his opposition to what he called the "massive spending agreement" reached by congressional leaders.

 

Senator Corker said, “This agreement increases the discretionary spending caps by nearly $300 billion over the next two years, perpetuates the abuse of OCO, and tees up another spending battle two years from now.

It is also only partially offset, and most of those offsets occur years from now, doubling down on the irresponsible mentality in Congress of spend-now-pay-later. To say I am discouraged by the outcome of these negotiations would be an understatement.”

 

Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) is intended to provide emergency funding for military missions overseas but has been repeatedly abused to fund normal operations at the Departments of Defense and State in order to avoid exceeding statutory spending caps.



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