Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) took a shot at his colleagues in the Senate, calling them “old” because they had not passed a bill increasing funds for military defense.
In what was called a largely-symbolic vote last month, House Republicans passed the same defense spending bill for the third time. The only major difference is the current bill increases funding for Afghanistan operations by $1.2 billion.
During a Tuesday interview on Fox News, Hunter seemed unhappy that Republicans in the Senate were not moving quickly to take up the measure before tackling a continuing budget resolution that is needed to keep the government open.
“We’ll see if the Senate likes that,” Hunter said of the House bill. “My guess is they’re going to pull that [defense spending] out and they’re going to send us back a bill that puts the defense of this nation again on a continuing resolution.”
“The Senate simply needs to do its job,” the congressman added. “I understand they’re old and they don’t like to do things very often. They need to do their job now when it comes to national security.”
Experts say that there is little hope for the latest House defense spending bill in the Senate.
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