FreedomWorks Statement in Response to Exclusion of Increased COVID Spending in Omnibus Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to news that an increase in COVID-19 related spending has been dropped from Democrats’ rushed omnibus spending package, Adam Brandon, FreedomWorks President, commented:

“We are glad to see that Democrats have been forced to drop $15.6 billion in COVID spending from their middle-of-the-night omnibus package. Democrats are clearly in disarray–they may wish to skip town amid multiple crises to attend their party retreat, but the fact is that they still do not have the votes to pass this bill. This is good news for Americans who have been hit hard by inflation, but the fight is far from over.”

“It is imperative that no Republican votes for this omnibus package that would lead to further inflation and hardship for the Americans they represent. If Republicans can’t hold the line on spending here, why should Americans give them back their House and Senate majorities this November?”