June 21, 2024

Argentina’s Javier Milei Sends Giant Deregulation ‘Omnibus’ Bill to Congress

Argentine President Javier Milei presented a massive omnibus bill to the nation’s Congress on Wednesday that, if passed, would implement sweeping reforms to the Argentine state in a wide variety of sectors. The Office of the President of Argentina stated that the 351-page, 664-article long bill – titled “Law of Bases and Starting Points for

Congress Braces for Long, Cold Winter Night to Pass Omnibus Spending Plan Before Christmas

Update: After the publication of this story, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer announced the House will vote on the omnibus package on Friday: Congress is bracing for a long, cold winter night in Washington, DC, as outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is determined to pass the Democrats’ $1.7 trillion omnibus spending plan before lawmakers

McCarthy: Senate Trying to Pass Omnibus So ‘Nobody Can Read It’ and We Won’t Allow That Process Going Forward

On Tuesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Ingraham Angle,” House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said that the omnibus spending bill is being passed through a process where no one can read it and without any committee process, and “when we take the majority, we won’t allow the Senate bills to come up

McCarthy on Omnibus: We’re Not ‘Blindly’ Funding FBI after Twitter Files, Funding Doesn’t Increase until It’s Reformed

On Tuesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Ingraham Angle,” House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) stated that the FBI shouldn’t be blindly funded given the behavior revealed in the Twitter files and the agency’s budget shouldn’t increase until the agency is reformed. McCarthy said, “Think about everything we’re learning now that the FBI

NYT’s Hulse: Omnibus Will Get Passed Due to ‘Pork’ in It, Retiring Top Appropriators ‘Taking Advantage of’ ‘Last Chance’ to Get Earmarks

On Friday’s edition of PBS’ “Washington Week,” New York Times Chief Washington Correspondent Carl Hulse stated that he thinks an omnibus bill will be passed due to “the oldest reason in the books, it’s pork.” He also stated that the top two members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Chairman Sen. Pat Leahy (D-VT) and Vice Chairman Sen.

GOP Rep. Davidson: ‘Appalling’ to Add Earmarks to Omnibus when We Still Have Unspent COVID Money

On Friday’s broadcast of the Fox Business Network’s “Mornings with Maria,” Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH) stated that the new spending on earmarks contained in the omnibus bill is “appalling” especially when you consider that there is already “tons of cash still sitting out there unspent” from prior COVID relief packages passed by Congress and that

OUTRAGEOUS! Paul Ryan’s Omnibus Bill Funds Border Security in TUNISIA and JORDAN — But Not US! (VIDEO)

The Paul Ryan-Nancy Pelosi Uniparty easily passed the record $1.3 trillion omnibus bill on Thursday. The final vote was 256 to 167. A majority of Democrats helped Paul Ryan pass the bill. The bill funds all of the Democrat pet projects and spends less than .1% on the border security barriers and no wall. Senator […]

Trump ‘Unhappy’ With Omnibus, But Is ‘Forced’ to Sign it for This Reason

Despite his threat to veto the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill passed by the Senate, President Trump announced his intentions to sign it into law Friday from the White House. He did so, he said, as a matter of national security. The omnibus bill, the president said, necessarily boosts our military, increasing defense funding by […]

Omnibus Bill Includes Specific Clause Barring Funding for Donald Trump ‘Wall’

The 2,232 page Omnibus bill includes a specific clause barring funding for a wall on the southern border that mirrors the new prototypes already there. The bill reads: The amounts designated in subsection (a)(2) through (a)(4) shall only be available for operationally effective designs deployed as of the date of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017, […]

House votes to advance $1.3T omnibus.

The House has voted to advance a $1.3 trillion omnibus spending package, overcoming objections from conservative Republicans. 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 […]

Gohmert on Omnibus: ‘This Is Really Tragic,’ ‘A Rather Dark Day’

On Wednesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Fox News @ Night,” House Freedom Caucus Member Louie Gohmert (R-TX) reacted to the omnibus bill by stating “This is really tragic,” and “This is a rather dark day.” Gohmert said, “This is really tragic, a massive spending bill. And the truth is, the House did our […]

White House backs omnibus spending bill.

President Trump on Wednesday threw his support behind a $1.3 trillion spending bill, defying House conservatives and handing a victory to GOP congressional leaders. The White House announced Trump’s backing after he discussed the proposed deal with Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). “The president and the leaders discussed their support for […]

Sen. Sessions Criticizes Immigration Provisions in Omnibus Spending Bill

Speaking in the early morning hours of December 18, after the House had passed the massive $1.1-trillion spending package (but before the Senate had voted on it), Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.; shown) strongly condemned the legislation because it would fully fund President Obama’s resettlement of both refugees and illegal aliens, fully fund sanctuary cities, and […]

Who Wrote the Omnibus? Four Lawmakers, Many Lobbyists

The ugly work that went into the massive pork-filled omnibus spending bill snaking its way through congress is now starting to be exposed. And it’s not for the faint at heart. Members of congress had little input in the bill and didn’t even in many cases know what was in it. Senator Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)80%, […]

What’s Wrong With the Massive Omnibus Spending Bill

Early Wednesday morning, the House Rules Committee posted text for the Consolidated Appropriations Act of the 2016 fiscal year (FY). This $1.1 trillion spending package, known as the omnibus, shows Washington at its worst. Lawmakers are being asked to sign off on 2,200 pages (with an additional 1,000 pages of explanatory materials), at the 11th […]

Paul Ryan Betrays America: $1.1 Trillion, 2,000-Plus Page Omnibus Bill Funds ‘Fundamental Transformation of America’

  Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)58%’s first major legislative achievement is a total and complete sell-out of the American people masquerading as an appropriations bill.   Too harsh, you say? Let the programs, the spending, and the implications speak for themselves. (1) Ryan’s Omnibus Fully Funds DACA Though much of the public attention has surrounded the President’s […]

Source: