House Passes $1.3 Trillion Omnibus Bill
Onto the Senate…
With less than 24 hours to read 2,232 pages, the House has passed the $1.3 trillion omnibus bill to avert a shutdown on Friday. From The Washington Post:
The bill passed on a 256-to-167 vote after leaders of both parties hailed the compromise. At the White House, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said Trump would sign the bill.
House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) said it fulfilled Trump’s governing agenda, including by increasing military spending and funding a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
“This bill starts construction on the wall,” he told reporters. “It funds our war on opioids. It invests in infrastructure. It funds school safety and mental health. But what this bill is ultimately about, what we’ve fought for for so long, is finally giving our military the tools and the resources it needs to do the job.”
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called the bill “a tremendous victory for the American people,” one that keeps domestic agencies robustly funded while turning away Trump’s push for more border wall and immigration enforcement money.
“If you want to think you’re getting a wall, just think it and sign the bill,” she said.
#BREAKING House Passes Sh*thole Omnibus Bill. No Border Wall funding included.
Sanctuary Cities and Planned Parenthood funding though… pic.twitter.com/4gUueqzHd9
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This is very discouraging.