Democrats cry foul as GOP eyes move to cancel spending

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ㅤ”Republicans have come under fire in their districts during the spring recess after supporting the $1.3 trillion omnibus bill, which provides a huge bump in both defense and domestic spending, adding hundreds of billions of dollars to federal deficits. In response, Trump and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) are reportedly in talks to tap an obscure provision of a decades-old budget law to prune some of the spending increases from the package.
ㅤDemocrats, who supported the omnibus only after receiving funds for their domestic priorities, said any GOP effort to make after-the-fact changes would be a major betrayal.
‘It would completely poison the well to the idea that there can be responsible bipartisan compromise,’ said Matthew Dennis, a spokesman for Rep. Nita Lowey (N.Y.), senior Democrat on House Appropriations Committee. The Republicans, Dennis added, are trying ‘to renege on elements that were critical to passage of the omnibus.'”


Full story at The Hill, image from twitter(.com) – 4/5/18. Tags: budget, federal budget, omnibus, domestic spending. 𑗉

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Is Trump Using Omnibus Bill To Now FULLY FUND The Border Wall? It Sure Looks That Way.

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ㅤ”Whispers are now rampant that President Trump is using the significant funds allocated to military spending in the most recent omnibus bill he signed last week to allocate full and immediate funding for the southern border wall project. If so it would be a brilliant side-step maneuver that would outflank the anti-secure border members of Congress – including many among the Republican leadership.”

ㅤô¿ô …The President would not be side-stepping Congress. The border wall restrictions in Omnibus are one of many attempts by congressional and judicial Democrats to ignore the Constitution and side-step the Executive Branch of American democracy.


Full story at DC Whispers, image from lockerdomecdn(.com) – 3/25/18. Tags: omnibus, border wall. 𑗉

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FACT CHECK: Did Lawmakers Have Less Than A Minute Per Page To Read The Omnibus Before Voting?

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ㅤ”Bloomberg reporter Steven Dennis said Friday that lawmakers had less than a minute per page to read the omnibus spending bill before they voted on it.”

ㅤô¿ô …True. Delay and release at the latest possible time was obviously a tactic employed by GOP leadership to give the GOP an advantage in the wording of the bill. Republicans who object to the crunch have trust issues.


Full story at Check Your Fact, image from theodysseyonline(.com) – 3/24/18. Tags: omnibus. 𑗉

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Trump says he’ll sign massive spending bill, backing away from veto threat

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ㅤ”‘There are a lot of things I’m unhappy about with this bill,’ Trump said, arguing ‘nobody read’ the bill. But he argued the defense spending and the need to take care of the military meant he had to sign it.
ㅤ’As a matter of national security, I’ve signed this omnibus budget bill,’ Trump said. ‘There are a lot of things that we shouldn’t have had in this bill, but were in a sense forced to if we want to build our military,’ he added.
ㅤTrump, who has frequently been frustrated in working with Congress on spending bills and has surprised Democrats and Republicans alike with some of his tactics, vowed that he would not sign a similar bill going forward.
ㅤ’I say to Congress, I will never sign another bill like this again,’ he said. ‘I’m not going to do it again. Nobody read it. It’s only hours old. Some people don’t even know what’s in it.’
ㅤThe President called on Congress for a line item veto for all government spending rules and called on the Senate to end its filibuster rule to make it easier to implement the Republican agenda.'”


Full story at The Hill, image from thehill(.com) – 3/23/18. Tags: omnibus, military, national security. 𑗉

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House votes to advance $1.3T omnibus

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ㅤ”The rule governing debate on the measure was approved in a 211-207 vote, setting up a final vote on the bill later on Thursday. The Senate will also have to approve the package to send it to the White House. The rule vote came with a lot of drama.”


Full story at The Hill, image from thehill(.com) – 3/22/18. Tags: congress, house, house republicans, omnibus. 𑗉

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Five things lawmakers want attached to the $1 trillion funding bill

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ㅤô¿ô …Attempts to attach “pet priorities” that have nothing to do with government spending can be dismissed without a vote. Of the five things, tribal labor sovereignty seems to be the one priority that could be dismissed.


Full story at The Hill, image from thehill(.com) – 3/11/18.ㅤTags: omnibus.

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Pelosi: No need for guns, DACA in spending package

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ㅤô¿ô …Apparently I was right about the mini-shutdowns. The Dems just wanted to show that they tried really hard to stand up for Dreamers.
ㅤThe Supreme Court will make a decision whether ending DACA is legal or not, as it should have been all along.


Full story at The Hill, image from thehill(.com) – 3/8/18.ㅤTags: nancy pelosi, pelosi, daca, omnibus.

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Dems won’t hold omnibus hostage over Dreamers

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Pictured: Senator Dick Durbin (D,IL)

ㅤ”Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin said Thursday that he does not expect Democrats will insist on attaching immigration reform to the fiscal year 2018 spending omnibus, lowering the odds of another government shutdown.
ㅤDurbin said Congress is looking forward to finally passing the spending package, which comes nearly six months into the fiscal year, after weeks of acrimonious disagreement over spending levels, immigration, and a variety of conservative policy riders.”


Full story at The Hill, image from wttw(.com) – 3/8/18.ㅤTags: dick durbin, omnibus, dreamers.

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