Burr Statement on Omnibus Spending Bill

Washington, D.C. - Senator Richard Burr (R-North Carolina) today issued the following statement on the Majority's attempt to pass a massive omnibus spending bill:

"I am opposed to this legislation and the process by which it was developed. Rather than voting on a budget, the Majority threw together a massive, 2,000 page spending bill that they are attempting to rush through without giving Senators, or the American people, the time and ability to read or amend it. What we do know about this bill is that it contains more than 6,500 earmarks and funds the implementation of many elements of the new health care law. The American people have demanded more transparency and an end to this kind of irresponsible spending. They deserve a clean, short-term funding bill, but this is just more of the same."