Republicans Split Over Omnibus Spending Bill

Republicans Split Over Omnibus Spending Bill

( – Lawmakers are currently negotiating an omnibus spending bill to keep the federal government running. Former President Donald Trump slammed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for supporting the legislation. A group of House GOP members is now also expressing their opposition.

On December 19, 13 Republican members of the House of Representatives sent a letter to their colleagues in the Senate to warn them against supporting the omnibus bill. They object to passing a spending bill in the lame-duck session before members of Congress will fly home for the holidays. The lawmakers pointed out that a new House will take office in January, and the GOP will be in charge.

The letter threatened Senate Republicans. The House members stated that if any of their colleagues vote with Democrats to pass the spending bill to keep the government running, they would “oppose and whip opposition to any legislative priority of those senators,” including McConnell. Further, the House Republicans made it crystal clear that they would make it their duty in the next session to oppose every single legislative effort of any GOP lawmaker in the upper chamber who votes in favor of the bill.

The Senate passed the bill on December 22 in a 68-29 vote. Do you believe House Republicans will make good on their threats now?

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