WASHINGTON – Today, Heritage Action, a conservative grassroots organization with two million grassroots activists, released a statement from Executive Director Jessica Anderson following the release of the legislative text of the continuing resolution.
Conservatives in Congress should not help Democratic leaders Biden, Schumer, and Pelosi fund another year of their failed policies. Almost every election year, Congress passes a short-term continuing resolution setting up a lame-duck omnibus funding package that is unaccountable to voters both in content and process. This continuing resolution is the first step in that process. Conservatives should end this cycle by opposing this package, which only funds the government through December 16, and demand a bill to maintain current funding levels for the government into 2023, avoiding a lame-duck omnibus.
After two years of record-setting inflation, an open border, a crime crisis, and a federal regime pushing woke ideology, the American people have a chance to make a difference at the ballot box this November. Complex policy issues, like additional funding for Ukraine, deserve transparent debate and deliberation from representatives who are accountable to their constituents. Only after a new Congress is sworn-in will there be a mandate to pass a funding bill that accurately reflects the values and interests of the American people.
Conservatives have seen this lame-duck omnibus strategy play out before and shouldn’t expect a different result this year. They must unite to stand up for voters and protect our country from a third year of Biden, Schumer, and Pelosi’s agenda.
Congressional Democrats released the text of a continuing resolution, which would fund the government through December 16, 2022. The 237-page package contains several extra funding provisions, including $4.5 billion for Ukraine “continuity of government.” It also includes some immigration-related provisions, including an additional $1.775 billion for Refugee and Entrant Assistance, which would be designated as emergency spending and available through FY 2025. Additionally, the bill would extend Afghan parolee benefits.
Jessica Anderson in The Daily Signal: Republicans Must Fight Continuing Resolution Funding for Third Year of Biden-Pelosi Priorities
Heritage Action: GOP: No Lame-Duck Liberal Legislating