Rep. Greg Steube’s Statement on the “America Last” Omnibus
WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Greg Steube (R-Fla.) today released the following statement on his opposition to the lame duck, “America Last” omnibus bill passing the U.S. House of Representatives:
“The American people gave Republicans control of the House and power of the purse. Instead of waiting mere days, several Senate Republicans ceded our appropriating power to the Democrats. The result is one final bloated spending package that puts America Last.
While Americans are facing skyrocketing inflation and an invasion at our southern border, this shameful $1.7 trillion package sends $47 billion to Ukraine. It sets aside over $400 million to help other countries secure their borders while prohibiting funding from securing our own border.
There are billions in woke projects and progressive wish list items like a LGBTQ+ Museum, LGBTQ+ Pride Centers, The Michelle Obama Trail, and a coalition that provides services to transgender, immigrant women. $575 million of your tax dollars will go to family planning in areas where population growth ‘threatens endangered species’ and millions more for bee-friendly highways and endangered salmon populations.
This is exactly why America fired the Democrats this year. My hope is that in ten days, the House Republican Majority can finally get this country back on track by serving as a stopgap to the destructive Biden-Schumer agenda.”