A House Republican is calling on McCarthy to hold the Senate’s feet to the fire over the $1.7 million “monstrosity.”

Rep. Nancy Mays, RSC, strongly supported Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s criticism of the $1.7 trillion spending bill, which now awaits the president’s signature.

“I hope that when Kevin McCarthy becomes speaker, which I believe he will be, he will hold the Senate’s feet to the fire because this is wrong,” Mace said Monday on “Fox News Live.”

The omnibus spending bill drew the ire of many House Republicans as the nation grapples with high inflation.

“[This] does nothing but add fuel to the fire,” Mays said.


House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California speaks at a campaign event in Washington, Nov. 9, 2022.
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While the hefty price tag was disappointing, GOP lawmakers also took issue with some components of the legislation, including the lack of attention to the border crisis.

“I think people are very frustrated with the process and the lack of responsible spending on this issue,” he said. “It’s a terrible thing.”

With the nation’s debt over $31 trillion, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California blasted the bill, saying it would be a “stain” for Congress. In his bid for House speaker, McCarthy has drawn criticism from Senate Republicans, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.

“For the first time in history, a House bill passed without a physical quorum — more people voted by proxy than in person,” McCarthy tweeted. “The omnibus will harm our country and this flagrant disregard for Article 1, Section 5 of our Constitution will forever tarnish this Congress.”

Although the bill had bipartisan support in the Senate, only nine Republicans voted in favor of the bill. It passed the House by a vote of 225-201 on Friday.

“What was happening on the House side of this omnibus bill was not bipartisan in any way shape or form,” Mace said.

“There’s nothing we can do in the short term. We can’t do anything until we have a majority next year and we have another continuing resolution or another spending bill in front of us,” he added. he did. “But it was very disappointing.”

With more than 4,000 pages of legislation awaiting the president’s signature, critics like Mays worry about how the spending will affect inflation and the nation’s future.

“Both Republicans and Democrats have a problem — both have added to the deficit, which is what the omnibus bill will do.”

Fox News’ Adam Sabes and Anders Hagstrom contributed to this report.

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