The mainstream media was deeply critical of Mike Johnson when he was elected Speaker of the House. Liberal pundits melted down on live TV, claiming the Trump-supporting Republican would mean the end of Congress.
But conservatives across the nation had good reason to celebrate.
Speaker Johnson has already scored wins for the American people. And it does not appear he’s slowing down. He just landed another critical victory—and announced it to his colleagues via a letter.
From Just the News:
House Speaker Mike Johnson on Sunday said Congressional leaders reached a topline spending deal to avert a federal government shutdown by providing funding through the rest of the fiscal year…
Conservative Republicans, such as those in the House Freedom Caucus, had voiced concerns that the spending bill would obscure the actual amount being allocated, and Johnson addressed this in his letter.
Speaker Mike Johnson landed a deal to avoid a government shutdown. He was able to work with Democrats, who control the Senate, to reach this deal. He announced the news in a “Dear Colleague” letter addressed to members of Congress.
Hardliner Republicans, who helped oust the previous speaker, have been delaying progress on a spending deal. They have raised seemingly legitimate concerns about Democrats hiding large spending packages in a rushed omnibus deal.
But Johnson alleviated those fears by explaining this deal brings with it over $16 billion in spending cuts—bringing the total cuts to Biden’s spending spree to $30 billion.
Republicans have been fighting for over a year to scale back Biden’s major spending plans. Thanks to their slim House majority, the GOP has been able to deprive the president of large legislative victories last year, including his demands for more gun control and foreign aid spending.
It’s unclear as of yet if this bill includes security for the border. Addressing the border crisis sparked during Biden’s administration has been a major concern for Republican lawmakers. This will likely continue to be a hot battle as the year rolls on.
- Speaker Mike Johnson announced a deal that will prevent a government shutdown.
- The deal secures funding for the government through the fiscal year.
- Johnson also announced Republicans scored $30 billion in spending cuts.
Source: Just the News