ALG blasts House minibus appropriations for failing to secure border and shortchanging workers

June 12, 2019, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issue the following statement in opposition to H.R. 2740 minibus appropriations:

“The President is right to threaten to veto the minibus spending bill that dramatically exceeds the spending request presented to the House. Not only does the House bill spend too much money, but it misspends that money as well. One example is the failure of the House to properly fund basic border security and humanitarian needs, while prohibiting the Defense Department from allocating necessary funds to build the wall. It also shortchanges workers by limiting access to apprenticeship programs to the benefit of organized labor, which not providing adequate funding to the Office of Labor Management Standards that protects union rank and file from corruption by union leadership. And it fully funds the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, an organization whose own documents show would raise more money if not for federal funding. Congress should reject H.R. 2740.”


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