On Thursday morning, party leaders sent Congress an 1169-page spending bill that cost $396 billion and had been written behind closed doors. The vote was held later the same day.

This violated the House Majority's pledge to allow 72 hours after a bill was released before a vote was held.

Members of Congress did not have sufficient time to analyze the bill or offer input - yet the bill passed with 300 "yes" votes. 

To be clear, I voted against the bill. I also cosponsored a bill which would have continued funding the government for one more week to give Congress time to read the bill and negotiate a real compromise.


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