Senate approves sweeping bill on defense, domestic spending

ㅤ"The defense and health appropriations bills, in particular, are a lightning rod for controversial, partisan amendments from both sides.
ㅤBut leadership made a deal earlier this year to avoid attacking so-called ‘poison pill’ proposals, which would threaten bipartisan support, to the funding bills.
ㅤThe Senate, for example, rejected an amendment from Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to cut off federal funding from Planned Parenthood. They also didn’t take up amendments tied to the administration’s ‘zero tolerance’ immigration policies or a bipartisan proposal that would have reined in Trump’s ability to revoke security clearances."

Full story at The Hill – 8/23/18. See "planned parenthood, senate, spending bill."

Trump Wants To Use Obscure 1974 Law To Strip The Budget He Already Signed

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ㅤ”The White House plans to reduce the size of the $1.3 trillion spending bill President Donald Trump signed into law in March using an obscure part a 1974 budget law.
ㅤThe White House will send a ‘rescission’ request to Congress when members return from spring recess next week, according to The Washington Post.”


Full story at The Daily Caller, image from dailycaller(.com) – 4/3/18. Tags: rescission, spending bill, budget. 𑗉

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Government Shuts Down After Rand Paul Blocks Budget Vote

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ㅤ”Despite Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s offer to allow Paul to offer a budget point of order at 6 p.m. — which would give him the opportunity to register his objections to the bill while allowing leadership to bring it to the floor for a procedural vote — the senator refused to end his protest until leadership agreed to a vote on an amendment restoring 2011 budget caps.”


Full story at The Daily Caller, image from amazonaws(.com) – 2/9/18.ㅤTags: paul, rand paul, government shut down, spending bill.

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