Sunday, April 1, 2018

Trump's Omnibus Spending Bill Was a Giant Giveaway to the Swamp

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Last Wednesday, House leadership released a 2,232-page omnibus spending bill that keeps the federal government open through October.
This bill was negotiated completely behind closed doors by just four people: House Speaker Paul Ryan, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
These four people wrote a 2,232-page bill that spends $1.3 trillion without any meaningful input from the rest of the members of Congress. Virtually no debate and absolutely no substantive amendments were allowed. It was presented to the rest of us in Congress on a take-it-or-leave-it basis.
This is just part of the reason I voted no.
For those of you who are concerned about government spending: This bill increases spending by over $250 billion from what we agreed to spend in 2011 and it sets us on a path for a trillion-dollar deficit either this fiscal year or the next.
And it is chock full of special-interest giveaways that could not have passed in the light of day.
Read the rest from Sen. Mike Lee HERE.

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