House Votes Down Spending Bill that Advances Obama’s Transgender Agenda

Washington — This morning, the House defeated the Energy & Water Appropriations Bill (H.R. 5055) over concerns it spent too much and advanced President Obama’s transgender agenda. According to reports, Republican leaders will bring the bill back after the Memorial Day recess. Heritage Action released the following statement from chief executive officer Michael A. Needham:

“Republicans were right to oppose the bill, as it spent far too much and affirmed President Obama’s transgender agenda. Americans expect their Republican leaders to govern as they campaigned — advancing opportunity and liberty while reining in government spending.  Yet, so far this year the GOP leadership appears either unwilling or unable to stand up to a lame duck president on important issues facing the American people.”

Heritage Action: Key Vote “NO” on House FY17 Energy & Water Spending Bill (H.R. 5055)