House Passes $1.7 Trillion Omnibus with 9 Republican Votes

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The House passed the $1.7 trillion omnibus bill Friday by a vote of 225-201-1. Nine Republicans voted for the bill, which was released just days earlier.

The 4,155-page bill will now be signed into law by President Joe Biden before Friday night’s deadline for a government shutdown.

“This bill is further proof that Republicans and Democrats can come together to deliver for the American people, and I’m looking forward to continued bipartisan progress in the year ahead,” Biden said about its passage.

Many of the GOP “yes” votes came from outgoing members who lost their reelection bids in the 2022 cycle or are retiring.

The nine include Reps. John Katko (NY), Chris Jacobs (NY), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA), Fred Upton (MI), Rodney Davis (IL), Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA), Steve Womack (AR), Adam Kinzinger (IL), and Liz Cheney (WY).

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was the only Democrat “no” vote. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) voted present.

The House rushed to vote on the bill before the looming government shutdown Friday night. The omnibus passed the Senate by a vote of 68-29 on Thursday afternoon. Eighteen Republican Senators voted for the 4,155-page bill.

By Wednesday, 31 House Republicans had signed onto a letter vowing to block legislation from any GOP senator who voted for the massive omnibus spending package.

Critics of the bill opposed the $45 billion aid to Ukraine. That $45 billion is in addition to the $66 billion of taxpayers’ money lawmakers have already approved for Ukraine.

The 31 House conservatives also opposed the bill because the package maintains the status quo in Washington, DC, by spending money the nation does not have. America’s debt stands at over $31 trillion.

4 COMMENTS

  1. This is horrible that both Rinos and Demoncrats voted for this bill knowing that it would not be good for the people of the United States. Shame on you Socialist A__H____. I am leaving the Republican Party because there are too many traitors within the Party and all they seem to care about is their own self-serving interest. Besides most of them don’t listen to us or we can’t get hold of them. Trump’s problem was that he kept to many hold overs from the previous administration, too many enemies within the Party, and an ego that made the other half of America, despise him. He had the right intentions, but then again, the streets of hell are paved by people with good intentions.

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