20 Senate Republicans who voted in favor of moving the $1.65 trillion omnibus forward rubber stamp Biden agenda

Dec. 21, 2022, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement reacting to Senate Republicans voting for the motion to proceed with the massive Omnibus spending package:

“Senate Republicans have one tool in their toolchest to stop the shambles that President Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are making of our country – the legislation appropriating spending for the upcoming year.  With the GOP taking control of the House of Representatives in 2023, precedent and common sense would have dictated allowing their fellow House Republicans to write an underlying spending bill with the power to use it to address immigration, criminal justice, education, foreign policy, health care and overall spending to be passed in the first quarter of 2023.

“But no, Senators Murkowski (R-AK), Shelby (R-AL) Tuberville (R-AL), Boozman (R-AR), Cotton (R-AR), Rubio (R-FL), Grassley (R-IA); Young (R-IN), Moran (R-KS), McConnell (R-KY), Collins (R-ME), Blunt (R-MO), Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Wicker (R-MS), Portman (R-OH), Graham (R-SC), Rounds (R-SD), Thune (R-SD), Cornyn (R-TX), Romney (R-UT), Capito (R-WV), all saw fit to take the power of the purse out of the hands of the newly elected GOP House and the voters who empowered them, and rubber stamped Biden’s agenda.

“Maybe the Omnibus that they voted to move forward with is the best that can be done given Democrat control of the Senate and Executive branch, but voting to allow it to become law is the equivalent of waving the white flag.

“Seeing what the McConnell-led Senate Republicans have chosen to do in the lame duck confirms the reason why conservative voters did not swarm the polls to give them power in 2023. If the GOP Senate won’t even stand up against the Biden regulatory and spending agenda, then when will they?”

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