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Congressman Jim Bridenstine Votes Against Trillion Dollar "Omnibus"

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Washington, December 18, 2015 | comments

Today, Congressman Jim Bridenstine voted against a trillion dollar "Omnibus" spending bill.

By filibustering annual appropriations bills, Harry Reid and Senate Democrats forced another crisis with a government shutdown looming.  The Omnibus was negotiated behind closed doors by small number of Members of Congress and the White House. Members were given less than 60 hours to digest over 2,000 pages and had to take an up or down vote with no amendments permitted.

Congressman Bridenstine said:

"I cannot support a bill which funds Planned Parenthood, Obamacare, illegal executive amnesty, onerous EPA and Department of Labor regulations, and the Syrian refugee resettlement program, among other inappropriate government programs.  The Omnibus also increases funding for the IRS and quadruples the number of low-wage ‘guest worker’ visas.”

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