56 Republicans have written to their House and Senate peers, imploring them to speak up against a supplemental budget resolution that would pay the federal government, including a number of costly wish-list issues from Democrats, through the month of December.
In a statement to his fellow Republicans in Congress, Texas Representative Chip Roy detailed how prevailing spending patterns of Congress are contributing to massive inflation and financing the extremist agenda of the Biden presidency.
Rushing To Keep The Government Open
This agenda includes things like enabling autocratic bureaucrats at the IRS and FBI, enacting open border initiatives that endanger American neighborhoods, seeking to impose COVID-19 regulations that closed down schools, and requiring U.S. military sequestration.
The letter urged Republicans to take whatever action is required before the September 30 federal funding deadline. This action should be to prevent any more funds from being used for the extreme, inflationary agenda of the current administration.
The Democrats have one last chance to pass their agenda if they enact bills that set up a ‘lame duck’ confrontation over government financing.
The following 42 House members & 14 senate members have pledged to AT LEAST oppose any “omnibus” spending bill OR “CR” into a lame duck… hardly a big lift, when we SHOULD be holding up funding to force border security… (2/6) #StandUpForAmerica #NotOneMorePenny
— Chip Roy (@chiproytx) September 26, 2022
42 Republicans in the House have signed the letter so far. Utah Senator Mike Lee has also written a letter to his Republican Senate colleagues, and it received 14 signatures.
The federal government’s financing will run out by the week’s conclusion; so lawmakers are rushing to enact a Continuing Resolution (CR) to keep the government open.
According to previous estimates, around 17% of total federal operations cease during a shutdown, meaning the great majority of the government continues to function normally.
Various Wasteful Expenditure
The proposed spending bill, published late Monday night by House Democratic leadership, includes various junk spending items, as usual, but would keep the government financed through December 16.
According to a report from NPR on Tuesday, the bill includes about $12 billion for Ukraine aid, bringing total U.S. expenditure for the nation Russia attacked earlier this year to a staggering $65 billion.
Additionally, the bill includes legislation crafted by Democratic West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin to reform how the government issues power generation permits and provides $1 billion to expand financing for a low-income home heating program.
Before voting for the misleadingly titled “Inflation Reduction Act,” Manchin engaged with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to get the bill added to the CR.
42 House Rs have joined Rep Roy's fight to BLOCK Dems from giving BILLIONS in new funding to the Biden admin before the next Congress comes in
The rest will face a "rude awakening"
"Why aren't all Republicans on that letter?"
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— Rep. Chip Roy Press Office (@RepChipRoy) September 27, 2022
During a subsequent interview, Rep. Chip Roy questioned why all Republicans are not on board with his efforts to financially obstruct Biden’s plan.
Could they just not give the Democrats the baton again if they are unwilling to wage a fight on immigration, vaccine regulations, or the energy crisis of this country?
According to NPR, a committee vote on the planned CR will take place in the Senate on Tuesday night.This article appeared in The Political Globe and has been published here with permission.