Last Friday, Congress pushed through an enormous spending bill that added 1.3 trillion to big government priorities.
The 2,300 page bill was released publicly less than twenty-four hours before it was voted on and is a great example of the broken system in Washington.
Heritage spending experts laid out what to expect in this bill in their recent report titled “The Good, Bad, and Ugly of the Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Act“.
The silver lining of this spending bill is two-fold:
- The military received an $80 billion increase in funding
- The Obamacare insurance company bailouts were left out
Originally, Obamacare bailouts were going to be included in the omnibus package. But thanks to Heritage and Heritage Action’s work on this issue, the bailouts were removed from the final spending bill.
This is a huge step forward because it will force Congressional Republicans to return to repealing and replacing the failing healthcare law.
Thank you for enabling this victory and rest assured we will continue to move forward to fully repeal Obamacare.
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