Americans for Prosperity has launched a six-figure campaign holding accountable 10 Republicans and seven Democrats for supporting the massive omnibus spending bill that added $400 billion in government spending over a two-year period.
“It’s time to take a hard look at what lawmakers say, and what they actually do when it comes to reining in overspending,” AFP spokesman Bill Riggs said in a statement, published by media including NBC News. “The $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill passed by Congress in March showed a complete disregard for fiscal responsibility. Both parties are responsible for putting the country on an unsustainable fiscal path.”
The campaign includes direct mail, print, digital, and radio ads, and is the first phase of the network’s longer-term effort to pressure Congress to rein in government spending.