Thursday, March 10, 2022

Lankford: broken process produces 2700-page, $1.5T bill with 12 hours to read before vote

Lankford Statement on 2,700-page, $1.5 Trillion Funding Bill

WASHINGTON, DC – Senator James Lankford's (R-OK) statement on the US House of Representatives FY2022 funding bill that is a 2,700-plus-page bill and costs more than $1.5 trillion:

“The budget process in Congress is so broken that only four Members of leadership negotiate a 2,700-plus-page bill that costs more the $1.5 trillion and is released with less than 12 hours for House members to read it. No Member of Congress will have time to read this bill before voting. This year, only three of the 12 funding bills even made it through Committee in the Senate. This enormous $1.5 trillion bill has absolutely no transparency.

“With American families facing record-high inflation and rising gas prices, taxpayers should not be forced to foot the bill for another trillion-plus-dollar spending bill full of earmarks, mandates, and overspending. This is unacceptable. I will not support this bloated funding bill.”


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