By Staff 12-18,2015
Today Wyoming U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis voted against the $1.1 trillion Omnibus funding bill. This bill funds the government through fiscal year 2016 at levels set in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, which passed shortly before former Speaker John Boehner resigned in October.
“Gargantuan, end-of-the year funding bills have been the standard fare in Congress for years now and taxpayers have suffered as a result,” said Rep. Lummis. “Like the spending bills before it, this bill is heedless of our exploding debt and marks missed opportunities to rein in President Obama’s overreaching administration. Only by a return to constitutional, regular order can the Republican-led Congress finally wield the power of the purse in a way that curbs out of control spending and bureaucracies. I know that new Speaker of the House Paul Ryan will, in the coming year, make regular order the priority.”