Smarter in Texas: Ted Cruz voting NO on $1.1 trillion omnibus
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Smarter in Texas: Ted Cruz voting NO on $1.1 trillion omnibus

Posted May 04, 2017 01:38 PM by Chris Pandolfo cruz
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Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, will not vote for the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill funding the Democrats’ priorities.

Characterizing the bill as a “missed opportunity,” Senator Cruz said the bill fails “in a number of ways.”

“While I am pleased to see increased funding for our men and women in uniform and their critical missions across the globe, this bill fails in a number of ways, including by continuing to fund sanctuary cities, Planned Parenthood, and Obamacare,” Sen. Cruz said in a press statement.

The spending bill passed by the House yesterday is a missed opportunity. While I am pleased to see increased funding for...

The spending bill passed by the House yesterday is a missed opportunity. While I am pleased to see increased funding for...

Posted by Senator Ted Cruz on Thursday, May 4, 2017

“Last November, the American people voted to give Republicans control of both houses of Congress and the White House. We should be funding our priorities, not perpetuating Democrats’ big government programs,” Cruz said.

“While I cannot support this bill, I look forward to the opportunity moving forward to enact our shared conservative policies — repealing and replacing Obamacare, securing our Southern border, and reducing taxes and regulations to help create more good-paying jobs in Texas and across the nation. Those are the priorities voters demanded in November's elections, and that we must deliver on."

The House of Representatives passed the bill Wednesday, and the U.S. Senate will take it up Thursday afternoon.

Chris Pandolfo is a staff writer and type-shouter for Conservative Review. He holds a B.A. in politics and economics from Hillsdale College. His interests are conservative political philosophy, the American founding, and progressive rock. Follow him on Twitter for doom-saying and great album recommendations @ChrisCPandolfo.