Hoeven Statement After Voting Against $1.5 Trillion Omnibus

Senator Supported Amendment to Defund Biden’s Vaccine Mandates, Separate Legislation to Provide Aid to Ukraine

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven released the following statement today after voting against the $1.5 trillion omnibus funding bill:

“With American families facing skyrocketing energy prices and the highest inflation in 40 years, Congress should not be passing a massive $1.5 trillion omnibus bill. Instead, we should be working through the committee process and using regular order so we can fund our priorities while finding savings,” said Hoeven. “While we support provisions in the legislation, including funding for our military and assistance for Ukraine, these should have been voted on separately, not jammed together into one massive package. Additionally, Democrats blocked our amendment to defund the Biden administration’s unconstitutional vaccine mandates.”

Hoeven supported an amendment that would have defunded the Biden administration’s vaccine mandates; however, it was blocked by Senate Democrats. Separately, the Senator has helped introduce legislation to provide assistance to Ukraine, while placing strong sanctions on Russia.