WASHINGTON, D.C – Sen. Rand Paul today introduced Amendment 992 to S.Con.Res.11, the Budget Resolution. This amendment would pay for the $96 billion of Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) funding in the budget. That funding is exempted from budget caps and slated to cover ongoing war costs and increased defense spending in the regular defense budget contrary to the 2011 Budget Control Act.
“First and foremost, a strong national defense should always be the federal government’s main responsibility. I believe Congress can and should pay for our top priorities and not use budgeting gimmicks to evade spending limits,” said Sen. Paul.