Tea Party Patriots Action Urges Senate to Vote “No” on Democrats’ Stopgap Funding Bill


Atlanta, GA – Tonight, the Senate is expected to vote on a motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to a short-term spending bill that would fund the government until December 16. Tea Party Patriots Action (TPPA) recently sent a letter to all Republican Senators urging them to oppose any spending bill that sets up a spending vote during the lame duck session. You can read the letter here. TPPA Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement:

“It is imperative that Republicans in the Senate, and moderates like Sen. Sinema, vote ‘no’ on the Democrats’ stopgap funding bill. Voting for this continuing resolution, at its presented length, would kneecap the next Congress. This spending bill would only extend until December 16, meaning that the current Democrat-controlled Congress would still have time to complete spending bills for 2023, when many of them will no longer be in Congress. Unchecked and unnecessary spending is a dangerous thing, and no one is more likely to do it than liberal Congressmen with no constituents to answer to.

“The last thing the country needs is to have the next Congress stuck with a full year of spending bills from their predecessors. The economy is in decline, wages are down, inflation is up. The southern border is in crisis. Since Joe Biden took office, America has been moving in the wrong direction. The next Congress will have a chance to correct the course, but not if its hands are tied by Democrats in the current Congress. There is no reason to vote for this funding bill. Instead, we need a continuing resolution that lasts until the next Congress can convene, so it will be able to weigh in on the spending its members’ constituents will hold them accountable for.”