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WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) voted to put the brakes on H.R. 8294, an out-of-touch federal spending package proposed by House Democrats totaling nearly $400 billion.

"Everyday costs are out-of-control; between gas, groceries, energy prices and other expenses, American families are projected to spend an extra $400 every month. Instead of working together to drive down those costs, Washington Democrats have proprosed six new bills in a record-spending package," said Congressman Rogers, Dean of the U.S. House of Representatives and a senior appropriator. "Not only are they out of touch with the reality of the financial strain that this package will add on American family budgets, but this bill also removes long-standing prohibitions on taxpayer funding for abortions, while protecting a FDA policy allowing abortion pills to be mailed to patients, among other concerning liberal policies."  

Rather than addressing the energy crisis with commonsense legislation, House Democrats are using this package to push a climate agenda with a 20% increase for the Environmental Protection Agency to further regulate and limit energy independence in the United States. 

The federal funding package also fails to address the ongoing border crisis and increases national security concerns by supporting the closure of Guantanamo Bay and the transfer of dangerous criminals to the United States.

House Democrats passed the spending package with a partisan majority vote, sending the bill on to the U.S. Senate for consideration. 

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