Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 7608, the first Fiscal Year 2021 spending package. Mullin was not present for the vote due to supporting his son’s ongoing rehabilitation from a wrestling injury but would have voted “no” on the bill.
“This spending package is nothing but a socialist wish list that will never become law,” Mullin said. “Not only does it drastically exceed our budget agreement, it also removes existing bipartisan provisions and includes numerous poison pills, like rolling back pro-life protections and tying President Trump’s hands when it comes to national security. We have to be good stewards of the taxpayers’ money, especially during the pandemic when we’ve had to spend trillions in supplemental funding for our response, and this spending package does not do that.”
Rolls back pro-life policies including the Administration’s Mexico City policy and weakens the Kemp-Kasten Amendment to provide millions of dollars in funds for the United Nations Population Fund, which participates in the management of a coercive abortion program.
Lacks funding for the border wall and any funding to design, construct, or carry out projects along the southern border.
Fails to hold the World Health Organization (WHO) accountable and undermines the President’s notice to withdraw from the WHO.
Provides $500 million for the Green Climate Fund.
Prohibits Trump Administration reforms to reduce regulatory burdens.
Provides $15 billion for the Democrats’ partisan, green deal infrastructure bill.
Recklessly limits America’s domestic energy production by restricting oil and gas production in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, preventing new offshore energy exploration and prohibiting the mining of metals in northern Minnesota.
Permanently prevents this and any future Administration from making changes to welfare programs that simply require working age, non-disabled adults without children to go back to work in times of low unemployment.