Andrew Roth - December 10th, 2014
KEY VOTE ALERT
“NO” on the FY15 Cromnibus (HR 83)
The Club for Growth urges all members of Congress to vote “NO” on the so-called FY15 Cromnibus (HR 83). Procedural votes and final votes are expected in both chambers. These votes could be included in the Club’s 2014 Congressional Scorecard.
Christmas has come early for the big spenders in Congress who have been experiencing long-term withdrawal from the earmark ban. This 1,603-page bill provides a “fix” for these jonesing politicians who carry water for their special interest buddies. Some of the goodies in this proposal include an unauthorized appropriation that extends the Trade Adjustment Assistance program and a larger-than-requested amount for the overreaching Environmental Protection Agency. Not only is the Cromnibus’s contents unacceptable to fiscal conservatives, but so should the process by which it was made. It falsely stays under the Ryan-Murray spending levels by using “emergency” spending on such things as the Ebola crisis that has been going on for months. Plus, cloaking the bill in secrecy until the last minute and then creating an unnecessary sense of urgency to ram it through Congress is no way to responsibly spend the taxpayers’ money.
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