Warren: GOP 'ringing the dinner bell' for lobbyists

Warren: GOP 'ringing the dinner bell' for lobbyists
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenKamala Harris announces presidential campaign Identity politics and the race for the Democratic nomination O'Rourke’s strategy: Show Americans the real Beto MORE (D-Mass.) and fellow Democrats are vowing to block Republican efforts to roll back controversial regulations.

Warren on Wednesday slammed the GOP for connecting policy riders that would overturn regulations to must-pass government funding bills.


In recent years, Republicans have turned to policy riders in an attempt to cut off regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency, Labor Department and other federal agencies.

“It’s like ringing the dinner bell for lobbyists,” Warren said. “They are swarming this place, because they have all sorts of goodies they want to sneak into” the government spending bills.

Sen. Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerProtecting our judiciary must be a priority in the 116th Congress Baldwin's Trump plays 'Deal or No Deal' with shutdown on 'Saturday Night Live' Sunday shows preview: Shutdown negotiations continue after White House immigration proposal MORE (D-N.Y.) accused Republicans of “attacking every program under the sun” through the government funding process.

“We’re not going to let the process go forward if they keep doing that,” he said during the press call.

Senate and House Democrats sent letters earlier this year calling on Republicans to not include policy riders in the government funding bills.