Congress continues to prove it won’t change its ways as 2015 comes to a close.
The week before Christmas, congressional leaders struck a deal with President Obama to pass a catch-all omnibus bill, adding $1.8 trillion to the already burgeoning $18 trillion national debt before everyone went home for the holidays.
Unfortunately for limited government advocates, the madness wasn’t limited to new special interest spending alone.
When I return to DC, I'm going to introduce legislation to repeal the unconstitutional cyberspying bill that was enacted with the #omnibus.
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) December 28, 2015
Congressional leaders managed to sneak a government spying provision into the 2,000 page omnibus bill that comes from the pre-existing Cyber Information Sharing Act (CISA).
Congressman Justin Amash (R-Mich.), well-known for his efforts to curb unconstitutional surveillance, had this to say about his New Year goals: