Omnibus spending bill a $1.7 trillion ‘reckless inflation bomb’

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On Tuesday, Senator Rick Scott hosted a press conference regarding his and his colleagues’ opposition to the $1.7 trillion, 4,000+ page Pelosi-Schumer omnibus spending bill that is being fast-tracked through the Senate without proper consideration. Senator Scott was joined by Senators Mike Lee, Rand Paul, Ron Johnson and Mike Braun.

Earlier this month, Senators Scott and Lee wrote an op-ed for Fox News and urged the passage of a clean continuing resolution (CR) on the Senate floor to extend government funding until after the new Congress begins in 2023. Democrats blocked approval of this bill. Last month, Senator Scott joined Senators Lee, Ted Cruz and Mike Braun in writing a letter to leadership expressing the need to pass a short-term CR that funds the federal government only until shortly after the 118th Congress is sworn in. Additionally, in September, Senator Scott, along with Senators Cruz and Lee, demanded the passage of a clean CR that simply maintains current federal functions and programs until a new Congress begins in 2023, which Democrats blocked.

Watch Senator Scott’s remarks HERE or below.


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