Graves Votes Against Pelosi's Massive Spending Spree

July 30, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sam Graves (R-MO) released the following statement after voting against Speaker Pelosi’s nearly $700 billion omnibus spending spree.

“This massive omnibus spending bill doesn’t just waste billions of taxpayer dollars, it’s built on a framework that cuts national defense spending below inflation,” said Graves. “Worse still, it redirects those funds needed to keep America safe to career bureaucrats at regulatory agencies like the EPA and IRS so they can harass Americans and issue even more pointless regulations that hold our economy back. We need less government spending and fewer regulations. Sadly, these bills do just the opposite.”

One of the spending measures advanced by Speaker Pelosi this week increases the budget of the IRS by 14 percent, increases the budget of the EPA by 23 percent, and even increases the budget of the White House by 39 percent.