Liberty Champion Slams Spending Bill
Article from Reason by Joe Setyon.
Rep. Justin Amash (R–Mich.) today blasted the “wasteful” and “pathetic” $853 billion spending bill passed by the House yesterday. Amash reminded President Donald Trump of a promise he made in March, when he reluctantly signed another massive appropriations package into law while vowing not to go along with similar legislation in the future.
The Senate voted 93-7 last week to approve the most recent measure, and the House passed it by a vote of 361 to 61 yesterday. The bill is now headed to Trump’s desk, and if he doesn’t sign it by October 1, much of the federal government will shut down.
On Twitter last week, Trump expressed his displeasure with the spending package, although not because it’s wasteful. Rather, he slammed the “ridiculous” bill because it doesn’t include enough funds for his proposed wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump indicated he will likely sign the bill anyway, tellingreporters yesterday, “We’re going to keep the government open.”
Trump may have promised to avoid a government shutdown, but he sang a different tune in March, when he signed a 2,232-page, $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill. He wasn’t happy about it, pledging to “never sign another bill like this again.”
Read the entire article at Reason.
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