The 4,155-page bill, which was passed by the Senate on Tuesday, includes a feature that provides for half a billion dollars in funding for reproductive health and family planning. This includes projects in areas that are threatened by population growth.
The Senate passed the massive spending bill, which had a total budget of $858 billion, after it was unveiled early Tuesday. According to a summary of the legislation, it also provides for non-defense programs amounting to around $772.5 billion.
Some Republican congressmen criticized the bill's provisions, saying that they were inappropriately included. One of these included a provision that provides for $575,000 to be used for reproductive health projects in the event that too many humans threaten endangered species.
"In response, Bishop referred to the provision as an example of "anti-human" and "malthusianism." He noted that the bill included $575 million for family planning projects in areas where populations are threatened by biodiversity loss."
And lest the other fish feel left out of the spending spree, here's $65.7 million for international fisheries commissions.
Perhaps President Bush was onto something when he said "I know the human being and the fish can coexist peacefully." pic.twitter.com/2P7CkeI5pe
— Rep. Dan Bishop (@RepDanBishop) December 20, 2022
In addition, Bishop noted that the spending bill included numerous provisions that were based on Left-wing activism.
During a time when Republicans criticized the Biden administration's failure to secure the Mexican border, Bishop noted that some of the legislation's provisions provide for the construction of border security facilities in the Middle East and for the recovery of Pacific coastal salmon populations.
A conservative think tank released a list of its own that highlighted various projects and programs that are geared toward the advancement of the LGBTQ community. Some of these include a $1.2 million project for the LGBT Pride Centers and a program that aims to teach students about anti-racism.
According to CNN, the bill provides for the funding of $2.6 billion for prosecutors who are handling cases related to the attack on the US Capitol on January 6. It also provides for an additional $11.3 billion for the FBI to investigate domestic and extremist terrorism.
The legislation also provides for the aid of $45 billion to Ukraine, which is struggling with Russia over the war in its country.
The US Congress and the Biden administration have reportedly directed over $50 billion in aid to Ukraine in 2022. This includes military, financial, as well as humanitarian assistance.
Other Republican congressmen criticized the legislation for not having time to thoroughly read its provisions.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said the process “stinks.”
"On Twitter, Paul noted that he had brought along the massive spending bill, which is being rushed through the Senate. He called the process of passing the legislation "anabort." "We're standing up against this," Paul said."
In an interview with Manu Raju, the CNN host, Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer of New York noted that the legislation had been in the works for a long time.
According to Fox News, "Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer noted that the legislation had been in the works for a long time. He also noted that most of its provisions were already known weeks or even months in advance."
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on Daily Wire.