Sen. Rick Scott: Washington is Failing Florida Families & Bankrupting America

March 10, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Rick Scott released the following statement ahead of tonight’s vote on the $1.5 TRILLION spending package. For the first time in more than a decade, this so-called ‘budget’ includes thousands of earmarks — wasteful member pet projects. Senator Schumer alone has nearly 150 earmarks to his name, including $600,000 for a greenhouse in New York City and $3 MILLION for museum galleries in Brooklyn.


Senator Rick Scott said, “Less than 48 hours ago, most members of Congress finally had the opportunity to begin reviewing the more than 2,700-page, $1.5 TRILLION Omnibus spending package. Now, we are expected to vote. It makes my blood boil, and should infuriate every American to see how broken Washington is and the consequences of this poisonous status quo on hardworking families. America is more than $30 TRILLION in debt. Inflation, which is fueled by reckless government spending like this, is the highest it’s been in 40 YEARS. Hardworking Americans, and poor families like mine growing up, are struggling more than ever, but Democrats just keep spending.


“Of course, not everything in this bill is awful. I fully support providing aid to Ukraine. I fought to fast track this aid all week and went to the floor earlier today asking for an immediate vote on it. Heartless Chuck Schumer commanded his members to block a vote on this critically important aid so he could hold it hostage in the Omnibus. Delaying aid to help Ukraine fight to protect its freedom and democracy from Putin’s savage tyranny so it could be used as a political tool is heartless even for Washington.


“I’m voting against this bloated spending bill because to greenlight yet another trillion-dollar bill with NO REVIEW and NO ACCOUNTABILITY is not just irresponsible, it’s dangerous.”