The House voted 225-201 to pass the omnibus abomination.— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) December 28, 2022
Only nine Republicans voted for it. Seven of them aren’t returning to Congress in January.
I can see benefits to term limits, but “They’ll vote better if they know they aren’t returning to Congress” is NOT one of them.
When it passed the Senate, a group of House conservatives promised to oppose and stymie the legislative priorities of any Republican senator who votes in favor of the $1.7 trillion omnibus spending bill this week.
The warning shot, delivered via a letter from 13 conservatives before Christmas, came amid rising tensions between Republicans in the House and Senate. Republicans will control the U.S. House of Representatives in January, yet passage of the spending bill will severely curtail their efforts to conduct meaningful oversight and hold the Biden administration accountable.
This Bill should never have been passed in the lame duck session. But the fact that seven Republicans who are leaving office could vote for it out of spite or hubris is disquieting. Should they ever run again for office, this action should be career ruining.