Georgia Delegation Votes on Omnibus with a Few Republican Nays

On Wednesday, the House of Representatives voted 309-118 to pass the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill. Ultimately, more Democrats ended up voting for the bill than Republicans, with a number of House Freedom Caucus members voting no. All of Georgia’s Democrats voted for the bill but three of the delegation’s Republicans voted against the deal.

Rep. Drew Ferguson (R- GA 3) was one of the nays – along with Reps. Jody Hice (R- GA 10) and Barry Loudermilk (R- GA 11) – and was on C-SPAN on Tuesday and called the bill “I wouldn’t necessarily say it’s a good deal but it’s a deal. Unfortunately we are being asked to finish up a process that should’ve been completed last year. We have a new president with a new direction and now we’re trying to blend an older policy and an older budget with a new direction. And it is a complicated process.” Ferguson went on to hint that nobody wants a shutdown but if that is the price to pay for fixing a broken budget process, he might be okay with that.

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