Thune: No Omnibus Spending Bill in Lame Duck

Sen. John Thune (R., S.D.) has issue a statement criticizing Senate Democratic leaders for pushing the passage of an omnibus spending bill that he sees as wasteful.

“The attempt by Democrat leadership to rush through a nearly 2,000 page spending bill in the final days of the lame-duck session ignores the clear will expressed by the voters this past election,” said Thune. “This bill is loaded up with pork projects and should not get a vote. Congress should listen to the American people and stop this reckless spending.”

Instead, Thune has expressed support for another short-term and pork-free Continuing Resolution. The current CR will expire December 18.

Katrina Trinko — Katrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...

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