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Curtis on Omni Legislation: “Height of Congressional Dysfunction”

Today, Congressman John Curtis (R-UT) released the following statement after voting “no” on the Consolidated Appropriations Act:

“This week’s omnibus package is the height of Congressional dysfunction. Small businesses and individuals have desperately needed relief for months but instead of considering the dozens of targeted bills that already have bipartisan support, we tied COVID relief up into a nearly 6,000-page budget bill we voted on just hours after receiving the text. While there are many provisions in this legislation that I support—including several of my bipartisan proposals—I could not vote for a bill that spends over $2 trillion taxpayer dollars without fully understanding how it could impact Utah and Utahns. Congress completely failed to put this bill together in a responsible manner.”