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DEVELOPING STORY: The U.S. Senate just passed a monstrous $1.7 trillion spending bill with the help of more than a dozen Republicans.
“Every one of them should be voted out of office,” said national radio host Todd Starnes. “Their actions are indefensible and unforgivable.”
In an 68-29 vote, the Senate passed a bill that provides $858 billion for defense, $787 billion for non-defense domestic programs and nearly $45 billion for military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine. The more than 4,000-page bill funds the government for the rest of the fiscal year, and includes more than 7,200 earmarks totaling more than $15 billion.
The Republican senators who voted yes include: Blunt, Boozman, Capito, Collins, Cornyn, Cotton, Graham, Inhofe, McConnell, Moran, Murkowski, Portman, Romney, Rounds, Shelby, Thune, Wicker and Young.
Former President Donald Trump on Truth Social condemned the $1.7 trillion omnibus spending bill, urging constituents to voice their concerns to their congressmen and senators.
“Every single Republican should vote ‘no’ on the ludicrous, unacceptable $1.7 trillion omnibus spending bill. It’s a disaster for our country, and it also happens to be a disaster for the Republican party because they can stop it.
“Biden and the radical Democrats are trying to ram through this monstrosity in the dark of night when no one has had even a chance to read—it’s over 4,000 pages crammed with left-wing disasters, Washington betrayals, and special interest sell-outs all designed to keep the corruption going without lifting a single finger to solve the problems that matter to hardworking families and Americans.