Lawmakers face $1 trillion decision

From the - Amid voter anger over spending – and in the shadow of a punishing election for Democrats – congressional leaders are struggling to perform their most basic duty: funding the government. None of the options ahead are politically appetizing: one big trillion-dollar-plus "omnibus" bill to cover the rest of the fiscal year; a yearlong continuing resolution (CR) that would keep government agencies funded at their current levels, or a short-term resolution that would punt everything to the new Congress – and the new GOP House majority. Since Congress has failed to clear any of the 12 annual appropriations bills, any option lawmakers choose now will come with an eye-popping cost as they try to fund everything from defense operations to student loans. Read more


Anonymous said...

We the people will have another opportunity to unload the remaining dead weight in Washington in less than 24 months.

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