WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) released the following statement after opposing the $1.3 trillion Omnibus Appropriations Act for 2018:
“While I am glad this package reflects priorities I fully support, including a well-deserved pay raise for our nation's military, resources for improving our infrastructure, fixing the “grain glitch,” and funding to combat the opioid crisis, I do not agree with tacking them onto this last minute 2,232-page legislation which balloons our national debt by $143 billion. That is why I voted ‘No’ on the bill and will work to advance polices that grow the economy without adding to our national debt.”
Congressman Emmer voted in February against H.R. 1892, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, a deal which also increased the national debt and federal spending. Read more here.