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Labrador Votes Against Spending Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-ID) released the following statement today after voting against a $1.1 trillion spending bill that would fund the federal government through September 30.

“The people of Idaho’s First District sent me to Congress to cut government spending and reduce our national debt. The bill we voted on today does the opposite; it increases government spending and borrowing, breaking the spending caps that Congress agreed to when President Obama was in office. While this bill does contain some good things, I would have preferred to see included in the bill more of the priorities President Trump and the majorities in Congress campaigned on - especially funding for a border wall.

“President Trump has already said he will fight harder for our priorities when this bill expires in September. I look forward to working with him to make sure the next bill is stronger than this one.”