Sen. Ron Johnson, Colleagues: Congress Should Oppose Pelosi-Schumer Spending Spree, Support Short-Term CR

WASHINGTON  – On Wednesday, U.S. Senators Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), and Mike Lee (R-Utah) sent a letter to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell expressing opposition to a Pelosi-Schumer omnibus spending bill in the current lame duck Congress.

“The American people sent an unmistakable message in the November midterm elections, making clear that they want a Republican-led House to serve as check on the unfettered spending of the current Democrat-controlled Congress. For the Senate to ram through a so-called “omnibus” bill—which would fund the entirety of the Pelosi-Schumer spending agenda through most of next year—would utterly disempower the new Republican House from enacting our shared priorities,” the Senators wrote. “Locking the new Congress into yet another year of Democrat policies would flout the will of the voters and prevent the incoming Republican majority in the House of Representatives and the newly elected Republican Senators from moderating the reckless policy agenda of the last two years. Moreover, adding an increase or suspension of the debt ceiling for another year would issue Democrats a blank check and inevitably add trillions more to our crushing national debt.”

The full text of the letter can be found here.

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