Griffith statement on Rule for Omnibus Appropriations Bill

Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement today regarding his vote on the rule to bring up the $1.3 trillion omnibus appropriations bill:

“This rule allows the omnibus appropriations bill to be taken up less than 24 hours after being posted. I plan to vote against this same-day rule.

“I have pledged to read every bill before I could vote in favor of it. The omnibus is 2,232 pages long, which is too much to read between the time it was released (around 8pm, March 21st) and the time when it is expected to go up for a vote (around 1pm, March 22nd). I’ve learned to be a quick reader in this job, but the anticipated time frame of less than a day simply is too short for me to read this omnibus in its entirety.”