Washington – Congressman Tom Rice (R-S.C.) issued the following statement on voting against the omnibus spending bill: 

"You sent me to Washington to create sustainable economic growth and unleash our country’s full potential by bringing conservative principles to the federal government. The $1.3 trillion spending package Congress passed yesterday increased spending by 13% and included far too many pork-laden giveaways that we simply cannot afford. We must adequately fund our military and other policy priorities without busting through our spending caps and placing insurmountable debt on future generations."