The 1,924-page bill includes funding to implement the sweeping healthcare reform bill Congress passed earlier this year as well as additional funds for Internal Revenue Service agents, according to a senior GOP aide familiar with the legislation.
Sen. John Thune, chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee quickly denounced the package by saying:
"The attempt by Democrat leadership to rush through a nearly 2,000-page spending bill in the final days of the lame-duck session ignores the clear will expressed by the voters this past election," Thune said in a statement.
"This bill is loaded up with pork projects and should not get a vote. Congress should listen to the American people and stop this reckless spending.”
Thune has called for a short-term funding measure - free of pork - to keep the government operating beyond Dec. 18, when the current continuing resolution expires.
How many Senators have read the 2,000 page bill? Do they really know what it contains or will it be like the ObamaCare bill that few if any read.