WASHINGTON – While six Illinois GOP Congress members send out releases explaining what they consider to be the valid reasons why they voted with the $1.1 trillion omnibus bill U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi agreed upon, tax advocate groups are hot about today's vote.
The Club for Growth was especially angry with two Republican veteran House members – John Shimkus and Peter Roskam – who both voted for the budget bill, as did GOPers Mike Bost (12) , Rodney Davis (13), Adam Kinzinger (16) and Robert Dold (10). All Democrats – except Luis Gutierrez (4) voted "yes."
Only two Republicans from Illinois voted "no" – Randy Hultgren (14) and Darin LaHood (18).
“Once again taxpayers are the biggest losers because Congressmen John Shimkus (IL-15) and Peter Roskam (IL-6) sided with nearly all House Democrats in passing another budget buster,” said Club for Growth President David McIntosh.
“Conservative spending principles were jettisoned from this Omnibus, in favor of a 2,000-page bill filled with liberal policies and wasteful spending. In addition, it broke Congress’ own modest spending caps, and is little more than a Christmas present for those who refuse to cut federal spending. Constituents of Reps. Shimkus and Roskam should urge them to stop voting for more debt.”