The $1.7 trillion, 4,155-page Biden spending deal put on blast: ‘Monstrosity,’ ‘Absolute stinker'
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Federal budget experts and lawmakers were scrambling to digest the giant, $1.7 trillion spending bill lawmakers released Tuesday morning, but early assessments confirm that the bill is very large and very expensive, though not quite as expensive as some feared.
The bill clocks in at 4,155 pages, which will likely draw arguments throughout the week that it is too large to read and understand in the few days Congress has to pass it before some funding for the government runs out on Friday.
"This budget is too late and too big," said Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB). "Our politicians need to start taking budgeting more seriously."
"This omnibus spending bill is a prime example of Washington at its absolute worst," added Brandon Arnold, executive vice president of the National Taxpayers Union (NTU). "It was drafted behind closed doors and places the needs of special interests ahead of everyday Americans."
The bill is the result of negotiations between Senate Republicans and House and Senate Democrats, as House GOP leaders rejected the idea of working on a yearlong spending bill just days before they are set to take control of the House. But the bill can pass and become law if 10 Republican senators support it and Democrats stay united in the House, which is expected.