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'You can study salmon at Red Lobster for $12.95.' Tennessee congressman criticizes spending bill in Twitter video

'You can study salmon at Red Lobster for $12.95.' Tennessee congressman criticizes spending bill in Twitter video

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WASHINGTON (CIRCA) — Congress voted yesterday to pass the spending bill that would allow some money for President Trump's border wall and avoid a government shutdown. Congressman Tim Burchett (R-Tenn.) was one of those who voiced their displeasure with the compromise.

In a video posted on Twitter, Burchett broke down some of the allocations that he disagreed with.

Burchett mentions that while the bill allocates over $1 billion for the wall, it spends "40 times that" on foreign aid. The bill also allocates "$65 million on studying salmon," the congressman says. "You can go to the Red Lobster and study it for $12.95. That's ridiculous."

"We didn't do anything, just spent y'all's money," Burchett says. "It's a disgrace. Thank y'all for sending me here."

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