GOP senator misses vote on Reid plan for 'aviation celebration'

Young pointed out that Inhofe had already “registered his opposition” to Reid’s plan by signing a letter along with 42 of his Republican colleagues on Saturday pledging to vote against it.

Inhofe’s vote wouldn’t have changed the result. Reid’s measure fell well short of the 60 votes necessary to move the measure forward, and Reid has now endorsed a new plan for raising the debt ceilng.

According to its website, AirVenture is "The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration."

Inhofe, who is a pilot and a certified flight instructor, is a member of the Senate General Aviation Caucus. He is pushing legislation called the pilot’s Bill of Rights which would “remedy many of the most serious deficiencies in the relationship between general aviation and the FAA,” according to his official congressional office.

The Senate voted 50 to 49 early Sunday afternoon to block Reid's plan to raise the debt-ceiling.

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