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Congressman Thomas Massie

Representing the 4th District of Kentucky

PRESS RELEASE: Rep. Massie Votes Against Omnibus Continuing Resolution

May 3, 2017
Press Release

Rep. Massie Votes Against Omnibus Continuing Resolution

WASHINGTON, D.C- America’s national debt is nearing $20 trillion, yet today Congress passed a $1.163 trillion omnibus spending bill (H.R. 244). This legislation exceeds congressional spending caps by over $90 billion and contains full funding for the Affordable Care Act and Planned Parenthood.

Congressman Massie voted against H.R 244- the Consolidated Appropriations Act for FY 2017

“House Leadership and the media have led the public to believe that passing one giant omnibus every year, at the last minute, is a legitimate way to fund the government and that anything else will result in a total government shutdown. Both are false,” Congressman Massie explained. “We should write, debate, amend, and pass 12 separate appropriations bills as the law prescribes, so that if any one bill fails to pass, only 1/12th of the Federal government shuts down.”

H.R 244 passed the House of Representatives 309-118, with 178 Democrats and 131 Republicans voting in favor.