A bipartisan group of lawmakers has already agreed on the framework of a $1.7 trillion spending package.
TEXAS, U.S. — Congress recently gave itself some extra time to keep the government funded through next year when it recently passed an emergency funding bill that would leave the lights on until December 23, when Congress calls for the holiday paused.
That means lawmakers in 2022 have just days before the deadline to approve an omnibus spending bill.
When lawmakers return in 2023, the US House of Representatives will be under close GOP scrutiny. And some House Republicans have even called for votes to be postponed until the New Year when they are in control.
But a bipartisan group of lawmakers has already agreed on the framework of a $1.7 trillion spending package.
Though no details of that agreement have been publicly disclosed, North Texas Congressman Colin Allred says he wants to make sure the Electoral Count Reform Act remains in the spending bill, and as of now he says it does.
The measure would change and clarify the way we cast and count electoral votes for presidential elections. Supporters left and right say it is necessary to ensure an orderly transition of the president and avoid another uprising on January 6, 2021.
Aside from that priority, the Dallas Democrat says lawmakers have a responsibility to keep government open and make sure those who need the funding get it.
“I’ve met with our diplomats, with our military, they need to be able to do long-term planning around the world and make important investments so that we can compete with China, deal with the war in Ukraine, all sorts of international things Priorities that we really need to be able to set, based on predictable and understandable levels of funding, and it’s not just about wondering if the money will be there,” the congressman continued InsideTexas Politics.
Congressman Colin Allred returns to North Texas for the holidays with a big gift for the city of Dallas: nearly $20 million for multiple community projects, from DART to Children’s Health to the city of Dallas itself. Listen to his full interview, to learn more.
https://www.kvue.com/article/news/politics/inside-politics/texas-politics/north-texas-democrat-colin-allredcalls-election-reform-be-included-federal-spending-bill/287-dec65541-93dd-4e61-9926-2d46e0c38761 Rep. Allred calls for electoral reform in spending bill