REP. FEENSTRA: Democrats attempting to fast-track spending bill, spending money with little-to-no accountability

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Rep. Randy Feenstra (R-IA04) gave his first speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives this evening, rising in opposition to the House Democrats’ proposed budget rule.

This rule lays the framework for the consideration of H. Con. Res. 11, which is poised to be one of the largest spending bills in congressional history. The rule being debated and voted on tonight will allow Democrats to fast-track the bill, leaving Iowans without a voice in the process.

Below is the full text of his remarks, as prepared for delivery:

I rise in opposition to this proposed rule, which begins laying the framework for one of the largest spending bills in the history of this institution — a nearly two trillion dollar bill that is being disingenuously sold to the public as “COVID relief.”

With a price tag this big, you’d think House Democrats would want the bill to go through the committee process — giving Congress and the public time to digest everything that’s in it.

But no.

They are attempting to fast-track the bill, making the decision to have no committee hearings, no oversight, and no bipartisan discussions of any kind. 

American taxpayers — this is YOUR money. 

And it’s being spent with little-to-no accountability or transparency.

Bottom line: Hardworking taxpayers in Iowa deserve to have a voice in this process, and I will fight against attempts to fast track this bloated bill every step of the way.