U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today voted against the $1.7 trillion, 4,155-page omnibus spending package that includes $9.8 billion of earmarks, fails to secure the southern border and will spur inflation.
“At a time when Montanans are already facing sky-high prices everywhere from the grocery store to the gas pump, I cannot support a $1.7 trillion package that was written behind closed doors, is packed with wasteful spending and fails to address the crises facing Montana families like the wide-open southern border. Rather than getting Congress’ fiscal house in order, this giant bill will only fuel inflation and big government spending insanity. Montanans deserve transparency and accountability from their government—not Washington’s broken budget process,” Daines said.
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Before final passage, the Senate voted on an amendment to secure our southern border and maintain Title 42, a public health order that allows rapid expulsion of illegal migrants. Every Senate Democrat voted against the measure.