WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Tom Tiffany (WI-07) issued the following statement after the House rammed through the $1.5 trillion omnibus package. 

“Once again, Speaker Pelosi has asked lawmakers to approve $1.5 trillion in new spending just hours after releasing the text of a more than 2,700-page bill. This is, “We have to pass the bill so that you [the American people] can find out what’s in it,” all over again, and that’s exactly why so many Americans have lost faith in Congress. 

American families and small businesses are facing record gasoline prices, rising grocery bills, and the highest inflation in 40 years thanks to the Democrats’ runaway spending. This bill doubles down on that failed strategy, robbing future generations to fund billions of dollars in earmarks and programs that taxpayers do not want and cannot afford. This bill also continues to allow the dangerous policy of allowing Chinese nationals with links to the Chinese Communist Party and Russian oligarchs to purchase U.S. green cards and citizenship. 

Instead of further digging our nation deeper into debt, Congress should focus on a spending measure that will decrease the federal deficit, cool down the inflation crushing hard-working Americans, and lower energy prices. It is time for President Biden and the Democrats to start making the same kind of tough choices that the American people make every single day. It is time to put America first.”

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