(LibertySociety.com) – Lawmakers have spent the last week negotiating a deal to keep the government from shutting down on December 18th. Some Republicans aren’t happy with what is coming out of the meetings and are now asking President Donald Trump to take action.
On Wednesday, December 16, 14 Republicans sent a letter to the president asking him to veto the omnibus legislation their colleagues are negotiating. The lawmakers, including Rep Andy Biggs (R-AZ), said the massive spending bill is an example of “swamp politics.” Negotiators held meetings behind closed doors, and now they want to increase spending levels, throw money at “harmful federal programs” and expand the government.
Last night, I sent a letter to President @realDonaldTrump, urging him to veto the end-of-the-year omnibus spending bill – a massive take-it-or-leave-it bill, negotiated behind closed doors, that expands government, & spends at record levels. https://t.co/vCmQ1PY7pW
— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) December 17, 2020
At a time when the country is recovering from an economic downturn, the last thing lawmakers should be doing is throwing away money. What happened to fiscal conservatism?
President Trump has not decided what he’s going to do. If lawmakers don’t agree on a spending bill soon, the government will shut down.
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