Republicans Oppose Financial Services Bill
WASHINGTON – Top Appropriations Committee Republican Kay Granger (R-TX) issued the following statement after opposing the Democrats' Financial Services and General Government appropriations bill. The measure passed with a final vote of 224 to 196 - all Republicans present opposed the measure.
"The Financial Services bill continues the themes seen throughout the FY20 appropriations bills: increase spending, encourage illegal immigration, and limit the Administration's authority," said Granger. "It is clear that the House Democrats are out of step with the American people and are more focused on politics than governance.
"I will continue to work with my colleagues to develop a reasonable budget caps agreement and try to resolve these concerns in a final appropriations bill."
Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee Republican Leader Tom Graves (R-GA) added, "American families every day make tough choices and live within their means. Washington should do the same. This bill increases our nation's spending by nearly $2 billion, continuing us down a path of fiscal irresponsibility. Just because we can spend it doesn't mean we should, and future generations deserve better."