December 10, 2009

Beware The “Omnibus”

In defending the just-slapped-together behemoth Omnibus Spending Bill the House completed in about an hour, House Appropriations Committee Chairman Dave Obey said: “It is December. We don’t really have a choice. The bill’s already been run up; the credit card has already been used. When you get the bill in the mail you need to […]

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March 6, 2009

Senate Republicans Block Cloture Vote On $410 Billion Omnibus Bill

Senate Republicans have been successful in blocking a cloture vote on H.R. 1105, the giant, earmark-filled omnibus spending bill thrown up by the House. Cloture is a tactic used by the majority to shut off a filibuster. It takes 60 votes to shut off debate and move to final passage. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., […]

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March 2, 2009

Senate Debates Earmark-Filled Omnibus Bill: Full Text Of H.R. 1105

The Senate is now debating the Omnibus spending bill, H.R. 1105…this is the giant bloated leftover from last year that is filled with almost 9000 earmarks. As funding for the government runs out on Friday, Congress is trying to bum-rush this mess through just like all the past travesties. Once again, no one has read […]

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