Until five years ago, the government was funded through the appropriations process, called Regular Order (piecemeal). Around a dozen separate appropriations bills, each covering one or two federal agencies, made their way through Congress. Some passed through Congress easily. Others took much longer and witnessed more sustained and impassioned debate, and sometimes a government shutdown, as occurred 7 or 8 times when Tip O'Neil was Speaker of the House of Representatives.
The partial government shutdown of 1995 was another example where piecemeal appropriations bills were passed by both houses.
Do you suppose that Reid can justify why he does not follow the normal protocol? Why is he insisting on an Omnibus bill when that is not the normal way to do business? Why is not the main stream media on this egregious error by the Senate Democrats?
Why? Reid plainly stated that if regular order were followed with each department being funded in its turn then he knew he would never get money for Obamuzziecare.-—(and you just can’t run death panels without big bucks in the slush fund.) And that’s the definition of a gutless bleephole that knows he’s backing a loser.
This is a man even greater than Reagan. Reagan had 251 marines killed in Lebanon and did nothing!! Reagan signed the bill declaring king day a holiday? Reagan signed AMNESTY? ? Cruz is far beyond reagan !!! GO MAN GO!!