|“This massive $2 trillion year-end spending bill represents everything the American people can’t stand about Washington: more spending, more debt, more inflationary pressures spread across 4,155 pages. It will help extend President Biden’s record of increasing spending and debt more than any other president in U.S. history in his first 23 months in office.
“Reckless Democrat spending is what sparked and fueled inflation, yet this bill increases base spending by another 9 percent, on top of the 7 percent increase Washington Democrats rammed through last year. It ignores the Democrats’ own PAYGO law to add an additional $260 billion to our already mountainous national debt. This spending bill is dooming America to repeat the same vicious cycle that already has working families bracing for a blue Christmas. Americans have lost nearly two months’ worth of pay to Biden’s inflation crisis, which has forced the Fed to raise interest rates at the fastest pace in 40 years and larger than the last 15 years combined. As a result, millions of families can no longer afford to purchase a home or pay off their credit card.
“In the 117th Congress, Democrats set a new record by increasing spending by $10 trillion, and this spending package before Congress ignores the will of the American people who just chose a Republican-led House to deal with America’s fiscal crisis and the various consequences that have befallen American families because of reckless Washington spending. It has been over 80 days since the end of the fiscal year, funding the government should have been done months ago. But instead Democrats spent their time ramming through trillions in new spending on their radical agenda to upend American energy, push handouts to the wealthy, and expand their command and control over the lives of American families. Given Democrats ignored their most basic responsibility, the best route forward would have been to pass a continuing resolution into early next year, allowing a new House Republican majority the opportunity to curb wasteful spending and combat inflation.”
– House Budget Committee Republican Leader Smith