Inhofe was one of nine Republicans who voted against the measure. Three Democrats and one Independent also opposed it. 

Inhofe added that he believes the short-term approach to government spending is harming the military's ability to wage war.

“We cannot continue to piecemeal federal government spending at only weeks at a time," said Inhofe. "Having spent the entire week hearing defense officials, including General David Petraeus, testify that the short-term approach to funding the government is hurting the management of the Department of Defense as well as the ability of our soldiers in the field."