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2042, 30 Apr 17

Congress Getting Close to $1 TRILLION Spending Bill

It sure seems like the new Congress is just like the old Congress… what ever happened to writing a budget?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Capitol Hill negotiators are reporting progress toward a long-sought agreement on a massive $1 trillion-plus spending bill that would fund the day-to-day operations of virtually every federal agency through Oct. 1.

Aides say lawmakers closely involved in the talks have worked through many sticking points in hopes of making the measure public as early as Sunday night. The House and Senate have until Friday at midnight to pass the measure to avert a government shutdown.

The catchall spending bill would be the first major piece of bipartisan legislation to advance during President Donald Trump’s short tenure in the White House. It denies Trump a win on his oft-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, but gives him a down payment on his request to strengthen the military.

It also rejects White House budget director Mick Mulvaney’s proposals to cut popular programs such as funding medical research and community development grants.

Most of the core decisions about agency budgets have been worked out, but unrelated policy issues — such as a Democratic request to help the cash-strapped government of Puerto Rico with its Medicaid burden — were among the final holdups.


2042, 30 April 2017


  1. dad29

    Technically, this is not a “budget”–those are written and passed in September for the Fed FY.

    But it is another example of the girly-girl Republicans–beginning with the one from Janesville–who are crapping all over the majority of voters.

  2. Le Roi du Nord

    “the majority of voters”.     Since trump didn’t win the popular vote how can this be true??  More alternative facts.

  3. dad29

    I’ll be more clear for you:  “Voters” voted for Trump.  BLOODSUCKERS voted for Hillary.


    See?  The vast majority of voters voted for Trump!

  4. Le Roi du Nord

    I’m glad you clarified that.  Did you have anything factual to add?

  5. Jason

    Do you Nord? Maybe you should start your own blog.

  6. Le Roi du Nord


    I added fact, d added an untruth.  What is your contribution?

  7. Jason

    Wait, I know how this ends… you get cornered and reply with “go ahead, have the last word”. Sorry to steal your `thunder

  8. Le Roi du Nord

    Nope, sorry to disappoint.  I only use that line on you when fact and reason have failed and there is no more that a rational person could say.  There is a lot more to be said here.  Your turn.

  9. billphoto

    While off topic, I still appreciate the laugh.  Thanks.

    I do think dad29 may be factually correct.  In light of the fact that places like Detroit counted ballots for HRC two and three times, the ongoing news about illegals voting and cities where there were more votes than registered voters, it is entirely possible IF only legal citizen votes were only counted once, Trump may have won the majority of voters.  Of course, only something looking for an argument would debate this point since it was the electoral college vote that counted.

    On topic, from what I have read about continuing funding resolution, I don’t like.  Trump was sent to Washington to drain the swamp not fund it.

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