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Wittman Votes Against $1.7 Trillion Spending Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement after voting “no” on Senate Amendment to H.R. 2617 – FY23 Omnibus Appropriations, a $1.7 trillion spending bill. 

“Congress had months to properly fund our government; yet, we have once again found ourselves in a completely avoidable situation. I have said time and time again that last-minute deals and temporary fixes are no way to govern. To make matters worse, Congress has not passed all appropriations bills on time since 1997 – this is completely unacceptable. 

“This bill fails to properly address our nation’s ongoing economic and border crises, and it is simply something I could not support. The enormous price tag of this bill will only exacerbate our nation’s ongoing debt and deficit problems - we must rein in Democrats’ ongoing unchecked spending to support hardworking Americans and return to fiscal responsibility. Next year, when the Republicans are in the majority, I will be steadfast in my commitment to returning to regular order and passing a budget and all 12 appropriations bills on time. I am committed to holding my colleagues accountable to the American people and pushing for more responsible and transparent governance in Washington.”

Congressman Wittman has consistently introduced legislation throughout his time in Congress that would hold Members of Congress accountable and bring transparency and accountability back to the budget process: The Stay on Schedule (S.O.S) Resolution, the No Budget, No Pay Act, and the Inaction Has Consequences Act. To learn more about this legislation, click here