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Simpson Statement on the FY23 Omnibus Package

Simpson Statement on the FY23 Omnibus Package

Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today made the following statement on his opposition to Senate Amendment to H.R. 2617, FY23 Omnibus Appropriations. The bill, which will fund the government through Fiscal Year 2023, totaled $1.7 trillion and passed the House by a heavily partisan vote. 

“While there are plenty of individual provisions of this bill that I support, the positives did not outweigh the tremendous cost of the total package, and the irresponsible 11th hour gimmicks thrown in by Democrats to hide the true cost of the package,” said Simpson. “I applaud the inclusion of more than $36.8 million for the worthy Idaho projects that I submitted, a rider to prevent sage grouse ESA listing, and the funding of critical defense provisions in the NDAA. However, the final package fails to address Americans’ most urgent needs and instead indulges Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats on one final, reckless, inflationary spending binge in the waning hours of their House majority.”

The FY23 Omnibus package passed the Senate on December 22, 2023, by a vote of 68-29 and passed the House of Representatives December 23, 2022, by a vote of 225-201 and awaits President Biden’s signature into law.