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Rep. Spano Stands with President Trump Against Irresponsible Spending

Press Release

Date: July 31, 2020
Location: Washington, DC

Today, U.S. Representative Ross Spano (R-FL) supported President Trump by voting against H.R. 7617, a bill that would spend billions of dollars on liberal priorities.

"Nancy Pelosi's out-of-control spending bills have become nothing more than legislative vehicles for socialist wish-list items, indebting our future generations-- I'm proud to have voted "No'," said Spano.

President Trump, in a Statement of Administrative Policy issued July 30, 2020, criticized this spending bill for failing to allocate funding on critical priorities--such as border security and protecting taxpayer dollars from going to international organizations that promote and perform abortions. The White House has signaled it will veto this bill in its current form.

Impacting border security, H.R. 7617 contains numerous provisions preventing any funds from being appropriated to build or expand any barriers along the Southern border. The measure would also rescind approximately $1.4 billion in border construction procurement already provided in fiscal year 2020.

"I am proud to stand with President Trump to restore law and order in our country, including at our borders. Having visited the US-Mexico border myself, I can tell you this: Walls Work!" added Spano.

The bill also included language that would repeal President Trump's pro-life rule, which prevents Title X family planning funds from going to organizations that perform abortions or refer patients to abortion providers.

"While our country continues recovering from COVID-19, it is more important than ever that no taxpayer money is used for abortions," said Spano. "Our country must be focused on ensuring all life is protected; this includes the lives of the unborn."

For more information visit Spano.House.Gov.