Republican Representative Sean Duffy (WI) recently appeared on Fox New to discuss why the new $1.3 trillion spending bill is being rammed through Congress and why the process is so dysfunctional. First, they asked him if he predicted that the government would shut down, if the spending bill was not approved by the House and the Senate.
“I don’t think we’re going to shut down, but we do have a lot of members of Congress who are upset about what is happening… You pass a budget — we did that last year in the House — and you pass twelve appropriations bills. You break this up into twelve bills. We did that in the House. We sent that to the Senate. And the Senate is so dysfunctional, they didn’t do any appropriations,” he said.
“What happens is that you have to pile all of this money into one bill, we have less than 24 hours to review this thing, it’s 2200 pages…. The problem is, there’s really good spending in here. We increase funding for our military, we give our troops a pay raise, we up V.A. spending, we address opioids, we set up money for the wall, all good stuff… but we’re $21 trillion in debt…”
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