Congress passes $1.1 trillion omnibus, ALG reacts

Dec. 18, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans of Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement blasting overwhelming passage of the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill by the House and Senate:

“House Speaker Paul Ryan has reacted to passage of the omnibus spending bill by saying it ‘advances Republican priorities.’ Which ones?

“We agree with Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley who has said it will help terrorist travel and economic espionage in the U.S. It leaves our borders wide open, and fails to stop Obama’s executive amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants with U.S.-born children. It increases spending $112 billion over the next two years, busting the spending caps. It does nothing to defund Planned Parenthood. It reinstates the Wind Production Tax Credit. It funds Obamacare. It quardruples H2-B visas for low-skilled workers at the expense of American workers. It fails use the power of the purse to rein in a single one of Obama’s economy crippling regulations. It funds the Department of Housing and Urban Development racial and income zoning quotas being imposed on 1,200 counties and cities that accept any portion of $3 billion of annual community development block grants.

“The omnibus does not advance Republican priorities, or even the American people’s priorities, it advances the priorities of the power elite in Washington, D.C. that continues to operate within a vacuum.”

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