Rooney votes no on irresponsible House appropriations bill that drastically exceeds budget caps

Congressman Francis Rooney voted against a bloated appropriations bill, H.R. 2740, the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Legislative Branch, Defense, State, Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2020.

Congressman Rooney stated, “This appropriations package contains nearly $1 trillion in discretionary spending and is $176 billion above current spending caps. Even with all this excessive spending, democrats inserted language to explicitly prohibit any funding for securing our southern border – which seems to be the only area where they have found a passion for spending constraints. Congress has a responsibility to address its spending addiction in a serious manner, not by playing politics with border security. Equally as bad, the legislation is openly hostile to those of us that believe in the sanctity of life.”

Specifically, this appropriations package:

  • Prohibits funding for a border wall or barriers of any type
  • Forces the Administration to provide grants to Planned Parenthood clinics
  • Prohibits implementation of the Administration’s expanded Mexico City policy
  • Provides $100 Million for flawed Obamacare Navigator grants
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