The House of Representatives approved a $1.3 trillion spending bill Thursday that has fiscal conservatives fuming about the price tag and a process that left everyone but the leaders out in the cold.
The House passed the bill 256-167, with 145 Republicans voting for the increased spending and 90 lining up against it. Among Democrats, 111 voted for it and 77 opposed it.
Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., a member of the House Freedom Caucus who was elected in the tea-party wave of 2010, is among the GOP critics.
“This is probably the worst bill I have ever voted on in my eight years here,” said Gosar, who told WND and Radio America it was not humanly possible to read the bill in the limited time between leadership releasing the text and calling for a vote.
“We has less than 12 hours to review this bill of over 2,000 pages.