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House passes $1.5 trillion omnibus spending
package, with $13.6 billion in Ukraine aid

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Posted By: Dreadnought, 3/9/2022 10:29:50 PM

Washington — The House on Wednesday passed a $1.5 trillion omnibus spending bill to keep the federal government open and provide $13.6 billion in aid for Ukraine and Eastern European countries, while $15.6 billion for the response to COVID-19 fell by the wayside as Democrats worked to pass the legislation. The defense portion of the legislation passed 361-69, while the domestic spending portion passed 260-171, with one present vote. The 2,700-page legislation, which now heads to the Senate, is the culmination of months of bicameral and bipartisan negotiations between top Democratic and Republican appropriators. The details of the package, which funds federal agencies for the remainder of the fiscal year,

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Reply 1 - Posted by: chumley 3/9/2022 10:33:54 PM (No. 1095380)
And so the downward spiral continues.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: SALady 3/9/2022 10:39:41 PM (No. 1095388)
No bill in Congress should ever be more than 5 pages long, or cover more than one item. These pork-filled 1,200 page bills -- that are voted on far too soon for anyone to truly have a clue what is in them -- are pure evil (so you know they were usually put out there by Demon-Rats or RINO's)!!!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: doctorfixit 3/9/2022 11:28:51 PM (No. 1095421)
Unsustainable historic outrage. Shut off the money going to Washington DC.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: skacmar 3/9/2022 11:45:17 PM (No. 1095432)
Can anyone remember when the last time that Congress actually did their jobs and formulated and passed a realistic budget before the new fiscal year started? They have a September 30 deadline every year for the budget being passed. Yet every year we go through the political theater of last minute temporary extensions, shutdown threats, and finger pointing.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: snakeoil 3/10/2022 12:17:26 AM (No. 1095445)
Reminds me. Have to get to work on my tax returns. Somebody has to pay for this.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Readaholic 3/10/2022 12:25:42 AM (No. 1095450)
And the Clinton Grift Initiative is now accepting donations.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Trigger2 3/10/2022 3:10:20 AM (No. 1095484)
Where's the expose on all the pork that's attached to this bill?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: franq 3/10/2022 6:01:41 AM (No. 1095523)
A trillion here, a trillion there. Pretty soon you're talking some real money.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 3/10/2022 6:41:35 AM (No. 1095542)
If the left supports Ukraine, you must know they are the bad guys.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: TCloud 3/10/2022 8:08:34 AM (No. 1095602)
Bunch of blankets for the Ukraine right Vern? Vern says his poor aching back acting up again!
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