Rep. Lee Zeldin mentioned Thursday that he hasn’t noticed the investment bill, however says from what he has noticed, he's “not a fan.”
“I don’t like the idea that in order to be spending $80 billion more on the military, you need to spend $63 billion more on non-military,” Mr. Zeldin, New York Republican, mentioned on Fox Business.
He mentioned the bill is just too pricey and provides an excessive amount of to the nationwide debt, and he mentioned army spending is getting used as a “pawn.”
“I don’t believe that it’s responsible to use the military as a pawn, or hold it hostage, in order to pay for these other priorities,” the congressman mentioned.
Mr. Zeldin mentioned he isn’t positive if there can be adjustments sooner than the overall bill is launched, however he mentioned he desires to see extra main points sooner than committing his strengthen.
“Our country cannot afford to keep spending money like this,” he mentioned.
The bill features a long-term spending plan for the army in addition to neighborhood well being facilities and veterans problems. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi mentioned she's going to withhold her caucus’ strengthen until there's a make it possible for the House could have an open ground debate on kids introduced to the U.S. illegally, referred to as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients.