Congressman Ted Yoho

Representing the 3rd District of Florida
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Yoho Votes Against Bloated Budget Bill

Dec 17, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) voted against a $1.4 trillion spending package that was released to Members of Congress less than 24 hours ago. Congressman Yoho released the following statement.

“To quote Yogi Berra, “it's like déjà vu all over again.” Here we are, waiting till the last minute to pass appropriations bills to fund the government. House Democrats brought all 12 appropriations bills to the floor to keep the federal government’s lights on through the fiscal year 2020. Members of Congress had less than 24 hours to review a 2000 plus page spending bill that promised everything to everyone. Not one person in Congress read this bill, not one.

“Members on both sides of the aisle will claim victory for averting a shutdown and for securing money for district projects. While I could say, there was money I fought for, governing the country this way is terrible.  People don’t want to acknowledge our out of control national debt, and this spending bill completely ignores that 800-pound gorilla in the room.  I could not in good conscience vote for this reckless spending bill.”