Congress Spends $1.1 Trillion
Naturally, nobody read the bill.
The Senate passed the $1.1 trillion spending bill Thursday by a vote of 72-26, following the House’s 359-67 vote Wednesday. Republicans supplied virtually all the opposition. The measure heads to the White House and eliminates any threat of another dreaded government “shutdown” – at least until Oct. 1. The omnibus funds every government agency, as well as ObamaCare, funding for which sparked the October shutdown. Typical of the way things are now done, when Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) was asked if he read the 1,528-page bill before voting, he replied, “Nobody did!” You have to pass it to find out what’s in it.
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