Friday | December 18, 2015

Scott: Trillion Dollar Omnibus Does Not Solve Refugee Crisis, is Full of Reckless Spending and Allows Obama’s Agenda to Continue Unabated

Washington - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement after voting "no" on the trillion dollar-spending package passed by Congress today.

"Most importantly, today's omnibus did not address the question of Syrian refugees in any meaningful manner. This was the best opportunity Congress had to reach some sort of consensus on the matter, and this deal flat fails to do so. I truly believe that by failing to put meaningful controls on the refugee program and ensure fail-safe background checks on Syrians, we are putting our national security at risk.

Additionally, since coming to Congress I have consistently voted against stopgap spending bills that do not address our nation's fiscal issues or address the President's reckless agenda. Today Congress busted spending caps and allowed the EPA's regulatory state to continue."