There are three ways out of our out-of-control national debt — inflation, taxes or both. These threaten not only our national security, but our “quality of life”. While members of Congress maintain debt is a major problem, Congress continues voting to make it worse! Once again our congressional members have been bitten by DC’s “Spending Addiction”!

Almost two months ago, six of the 12 appropriations bills were passed as one single omnibus package. Congress then returned to the remaining six appropriations bills. Immediately following the House vote, the Senate began working through consideration of the remaining six-bill bundle.

In mid-March 2024, the Senate unanimously passed a resolution from Sen. Mike Braun (R-Indiana) recognizing the national debt as a threat to our national security. At $34 trillion dollars and over 120% of our GDP there is no question congressional spending is out of control.

Early on March 23, 2024, the Senate passed a $1.2 trillion package refuting in actual practice what they pretend to value with words. This omnibus bill previously passed the Republican-controlled House. Notably, the majority of Republicans VOTED AGAINST IT!

After voting down several Republican amendments, the bill passed around 2 a.m. near the end of March. By totally rejecting these Republican proposed amendments, the Democrats exposed their Left’s insistence on facilitating the Biden administration’s illegal immigration agenda.

This second round of FY24 funding bills, like the first, failed to reign in the size and scope of government. While this package contains only six spending bills, it amounts to a total of $1.2 trillion continuing the spending trajectory leading to further historic inflation while continuing to fuel Biden’s disastrous border policies.

Members in the House had less than 48 hours to review this 1,000-page bill crafted behind closed doors. Further, totally funded by earmarks used for political leverage, this bill contained $1.9 billion in Congressional members’ pet projects. Confirming this is a prime example of the broken legislative process of Washington D.C., how much longer is the general public going to continue tolerating “Pet Projects?”