Last night the House passed the massive "cromnibus" spending bill. It funds every department of government through next September, other than the Department of Homeland Security, which is only funded through February. Republicans virtually didn't fight for anything. They even provided funding forMichelle Obama's school lunch program, and a juicy payoff to Harry Reid's casino pals.
From Human Events:
"Wonderful. Let's have a big round of applause for the GOP Establishment, ladies and gentlemen! They managed to throw away the most remarkable electoral victory in a generation in only one month, maneuvering themselves into a position where the losers who got crushed will be making demands to win their support for a bill that effectively ratifies their will through half of their sojourn in electoral exile.
There was no reason to give the defeated Democrats anything except a stop-gap bill to fund the government through January, at which point the incoming Republican majorities should have exercised control over everything. If the Democrats don't like that deal, let them shut down the government in a fit of pique, and tell voters how the party they just threw out of power should be allowed to control their lives for an extra year. Not only would that be smart politics - giving the Republicans more fiscal leverage to stand up for America against Obama's amnesty, instead of just funding for the Department of Homeland Security - but it would represent more sensible and responsible government. All of this multi-trillion-dollar monstrosity is linked together; all of it should be on the table; the flab should be liposuctioned out of every agency at once in a comprehensive plan for fiscal sanity and increased American liberty."
- Kevin Brady - 202-225-4901
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- John Carter - 202-225-3864
- Kay Granger - 202-225-5071
- Michael McCaul - 202-225-2401
- Pete Sessions - 202-225-2231
- Mac Thornberry - 202-225-3706