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Ohio's Sen. Sherrod Brown says he'll vote for omnibus spending bill
The Democrat has reservations, but says it's an improvement
Story by LYNDSEY SCHLEY


 
Sen. Sherrod Brown will vote for the omnibus spending bill.
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Ohio’s U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown says he plans to vote in favor of the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill that has passed the House.

Brown says while no one loves the bill, it does stop years of cuts to programs such as the Centers for Disease Control and medical research at the National Institutes of Health.

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“This whole view from the tea party that you’ve got to cut every kind of program except defense is wrong-headed. We’re starting to fix it with this new omnibus bill but we’ve got a lot more work to do.”

Brown says there are still problems. There is not enough money in the budget to fund trade enforcement with countries such as China. He says broken trade laws can lead to Americans losing their jobs.

 

 

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