U.S. Rep. Randy Weber was among a small group of federal lawmakers who voted against this week’s $2.3 trillion spending package. The bill, which included $1.4 trillion to fund the U.S. government, provided another $900 billion in COVID-19 relief.
The bill passed the House 359-53 on Monday evening and passed 92-6 in the Senate. The spending bill is one of the few examples of bipartisan legislation in Congress in recent years — albeit one that took seven months to negotiate. Weber chose not to take part in it because it was “bloated” with spending that “failed to prioritize American families,” he said.