Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday blocked an attempt by Democrats to pass an extension of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand tried to win the Senate’s consent to approve the House-passed bill, which would reauthorize funding until fiscal 2090. The bill cleared the House in a 402-12 vote last week.
But Paul objected, pointing to the country’s growing debt and arguing that any new spending should be offset by cuts to other spending.
He added that if the House bill was brought up for a vote in the Senate he is planning to offer an amendment, “but until then I will object.”
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