ALG strongly urges no vote on Omnibus

March 9, 2022, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging the House to oppose the omnibus spending bill up for a vote this morning:

“The House of Representatives is voting on the Omnibus federal government funding legislation this morning after Congress only received it at 2 a.m.  According to U.S. Rep. Chip Roy, it contains an additional 6 percent increase in spending above the planned increases, not including additional Covid and Ukraine spending; it fails to lift any of the vaccine mandates leaving Americans subject to job loss by federal government regulation, and bans Russian oil imports while not opening up any avenues for additional domestic oil or even authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline. This decision to not make changes to allow the increase in domestic oil and natural gas production ensures that Russian oil will be replaced by Iranian and/or Venezuelan oil — countries led by two of the worse despots in the world.

“This legislation was jointly negotiated by the House and Senate, and unless Senate Republican leadership proves otherwise by opposing it, will represent a complete capitulation by the Senate GOP on the only legislation they have leverage over because it requires 60 votes for passage.  Americans for Limited Government strenuously urges a no vote on this bill.”

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