Rep. Mann Votes Against $1.66 Trillion Spending Bill, Citing Fiscal Responsibility Concerns

By Trish Svoboda

Today, U.S. Representative Tracey Mann voted against H.R. 1061, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2024, a legislation that surpasses the spending limits set by the Fiscal Responsibility Act and avoids the standard procedure of approving 12 separate appropriation bills.

“America is $34 trillion in debt, and every corner of America is feeling the burden of out-of-control spending,” said Rep. Mann. “Nearly one year ago, Congress voted to cap federal spending and rein in the government’s spending addiction. Yet today’s minibus legislation ignores those caps and continues the recklessness that got us here in the first place. We must reduce and reprioritize federal spending through the normal budgetary process and pass 12 fiscally responsible appropriation bills. I have fought to do that and will keep working to get America back on track.”

H.R. 1061 passed in the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 339-85

It is the first of two parts of an estimated $1.66 trillion spending bill, completing funding for fiscal year 2024. It will now be sent to the U.S. Senate for further consideration. Congress is anticipated to vote on part two of the bill before March 22, when government funding for the remaining agencies expires.

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