As expected, Arizona’s U.S. House members voted along party lines on the massive $1.7 trillion spending bill on Friday. The bill funds the federal government until the end of next September and has been publicly ridiculed for both its massive amounts of waste and the speed with which it was introduced then passed, without members of Congress even having time to review it.
The bill earned less than 10 Republican votes in the House and Democrats celebrated its passage as a win for Democrats nationally.
Some Arizona representatives explained their votes on social media:
Today, I voted against the $1.7 trillion omnibus spending beast in DC.
Here's why in simple terms: pic.twitter.com/3wUlNOmr8d
— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) December 23, 2022
With the passage of the omnibus, I'm pleased to announce we secured $14.4 million for southern AZ to create jobs, update infrastructure, provide training and education opportunities for historically underserved and Tribal communities.
🧵 on the projects we secured funding for⬇️
— Raul M. Grijalva (@RepRaulGrijalva) December 23, 2022
My statement on Democrats' reckless spending package⬇️ pic.twitter.com/2Q2cCKBBhn
— Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (@RepDLesko) December 23, 2022
Learn more ⬇️ https://t.co/YPgx1wEqqr
— Rep. Greg Stanton (@RepGregStanton) December 23, 2022
As Arizona’s Appropriator, I'm proud of our work on FY23 funding package. My position on committee allowed me to deliver significant victories to AZ
Last gov funding push of my career & we finished strong-highest $$ deliverables in AZ delegation…again!https://t.co/Xz2ytIsRo9
— Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (@RepKirkpatrick) December 20, 2022