Congress Considers Cutting Back On Omnibus Spending

Congress is thinking about cutting back on the recently passed $1.3 trillion Omnibus spending bill.

Facing significant criticism for the huge spending bill, Congress and President Trump are contemplating a way to cut spending via a provision from the 1974 Congressional Budget and Impound Control Act.

The Detroit News reports:

Congress is considering letting President Donald Trump roll back some of the just-passed $1.3 trillion federal spending package, as Republicans in the House and Senate home on spring recess are getting hammered politically by conservatives for having approved the big spending bill.

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President Trump complained about the spending in the Omnibus but he signed it because of the need to increase funds for the military.

CNBC reports:

Trump slammed the rushed process to pass the more than 2,200-page bill released only Wednesday. Standing near the pile of documents, the president said he was “disappointed” in the legislation and would “never sign another bill like this again.”

A simple majority vote in the House of Representatives and the Senate would put the spending reduction bill on the president’s desk for signature.

Government spending and the soaring debt is a huge issue for Republican voters and Congress must cut spending if they want to energize the conservative base for the midterm elections.