Pelosi: House Democrats Deeply Troubled by Inclusion of Special Interest Provisions in 2015 Omnibus Bill

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the inclusion of two deeply troubling special interest provisions in the 2015 omnibus spending bill:

“Once more, Republicans are working to stack the deck for the special interests against everyone else.  Buried in the more than 1,600 pages of the omnibus package Republicans posted in the dead of night are provisions to put hard-working taxpayers back on the hook for Wall Street’s riskiest behavior.  This provision, allowing big banks to gamble with money insured by the FDIC, opens the door to another taxpayer-funded bailout of big banks – forcing middle class families to bear the burden of Wall Street’s mistakes.

“To make matters worse, the package includes a provision that would work to drown out the voices of the American people and massively expand the role of big money in our elections.  With this provision, Republicans would multiply ten times the amount of money wealthy individuals can give to a political party.

“These provisions are destructive to middle class families and to the practice of our democracy.  We must get them out of the omnibus package.”

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