Chip Roy slams Washington DC ‘uniparty’ over $1.2 trillion funding bill – Washington Examiner

Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) denounced the $1.2 trillion spending bill that was signed by President Joe Biden this weekend, describing it as a bipartisan financial failure.

“We’re $34.5 trillion [in debt],” he said on CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday. “Both parties are equally to blame over that time. Both parties. The uniparty, the entire establishment in Washington, keeps spending money we don’t have, racking up debt to advance policies that are undermining our safety and well-being.”

Biden signed the bill hours after Congress sent the legislation to his desk, despite missing a midnight deadline to avert a partial, temporary shutdown.

Biden signing the bill into law means the government is now funded through the end of fiscal 2024. Congress and the White House will have just over six months to agree to funding for the next fiscal year.

Roy said that along with deficit spending, Congress is failing voters by failing to secure the southern border.

“Laken Riley, who dies because of mass parole policies, releasing people into the United States,” he said to CNN. “That man, the suspect, was released under those policies, against the law. She dies. We’ve got hundreds of examples like that.”

Rep. Marjorie Taylor-Greene Majorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has filed a motion to vacate House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) over the funding bill, which, if successful, would make him the second speaker removed during this year’s budget process.

A specific timetable for when the motion will be voted on, or if it would pass, is unknown, but it appears likely to be dealt with when the House returns from recess in April.

Roy mostly avoided the topic when asked about it, calling it “beltway palace drama” that intrigues the Washington press rather than voters. But he acknowledged, “It’s a very difficult job for the speaker.”


He also said that Ukraine funding should not be approved until the southern border is secure.

“I can promise you that if you put a Ukraine bill on the floor, and you haven’t secured the border, there’s going to be a problem within the ranks on Capitol Hill,” he said.