March 9, 2022
Rep. Webster Statement on Latest Spending Bill
Washington, DC - Today, Florida Congressman Daniel Webster, R-Clermont, today released the following statement on H.R. 2471, the federal government spending bill for the remainder of the 2022 fiscal year.
“Releasing 2,741 pages in the middle of the night, including 33 individual bills on completely separate topics, spending more than $1.5 trillion taxpayer dollars, and expecting members to just blindly support it barely 12 hours later is ridiculous.
“I applaud my House and Senate Republican colleagues for preserving pro-life protections and rejecting Democrats’ attempts to expand Planned Parenthood and other abortion funding. While this bill provides needed funding for our military and other priorities and programs I support, the overall spending levels are irresponsible and spent on items I cannot support. It spends billions on Green New Deal programs while reducing funding for Customs and Border Patrol officers and doesn’t provide for more immigration enforcement officers as they battle President Biden’s border crisis.
“Once again, Congress has embraced the Washington presumption that nothing in the budget can be cut in order to fund priorities without increasing the deficit. I reject this presumption and will not break the promise I made to my constituents. I remain committed to making tough spending decisions on behalf of Florida’s hardworking taxpayers to reduce government debt and deficits.”