05.22.08

Burr Statement On War Supplemental Funding Bill

This afternoon, U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-North Carolina) issued the following statement regarding today's vote in the Senate on the War Supplemental Funding Bill:

"We must support our troops. I am disappointed that the Senate did not pass a clean supplemental bill that fully funds our troops who are in combat overseas. Tying troop funding to excessive unrelated domestic spending and pet projects is irresponsible. I encourage my colleagues to vote for a clean war supplemental bill that gives our troops the tools and resources they need to complete their mission without adding pork barrel spending. Our men and women in uniform deserve better."