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  • Senate approves funding bill, preventing partial government shutdown

    12/19/2018 7:20:19 PM PST · by Trump_the_Evil_Left · 124 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 19, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    The Senate approved a seven-week funding bill on Wednesday, preventing a partial government shutdown that was expected to begin on Saturday. Senators passed the legislation by voice vote, which represented the final item on the Senate's to-do list as they wrap up their work for the year this week It still needs to pass the House, which returned to Washington on Wednesday night, and be signed by President Trump. Republican senators say that while they believe Trump is unhappy with Congress passing a short-term fix, they believe he will sign it because they were able to keep other controversial policy...
  • Trump shutdown moves leaves GOP senators in disbelief

    12/20/2018 11:50:33 AM PST · by SMGFan · 111 replies
    the hill ^ | December 20, 2018
    GOP senators emerged from the closed-door meeting in visible disbelief that President Trump is refusing to sign a seven-week stopgap measure to fund the government that cleared the chamber by a voice vote less than 24 hours ago. Senate GOP leadership appeared confident on Wednesday that Trump would sign the stopgap, which will fund approximately 25 percent of the government, as long as they kept poison pill policy riders out of it. But Trump, under fire from conservative pundits and lawmakers, reversed course Thursday. “You're ruining my life,” GOP Sen. Susan Collins (Maine) joked to The Hill when told about...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Slams House GOP On Border Wall Spending

    12/21/2018 3:21:03 AM PST · by Libloather · 65 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 12/20/18 | SCOTT MCDONALD
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez didn’t waste any time Thursday slamming her soon-to-be GOP counterparts in the House of Representatives for their passing a short-term spending bill that includes $5.7 billion that will fund President Donald Trump’s border wall. Ocasio-Cortez, the outspoken New Yorker who will be sworn-in to office next month, said border wall money could better be used for teacher pay, infrastructure and left-leaning distribution ideas like tuition, green jobs and prescription refills.
  • Trump's border wall may get funding after all (thanks to this dirty little Washington secret)

    12/20/2018 11:34:22 PM PST · by knighthawk · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 20 2018 | Jason Chaffetz
    Can the government spend money that has not been specifically authorized by Congress? In theory – no. In practice? Absolutely. Each year the government spends hundreds of billions of dollars on things that are not specifically authorized by Congress. Both Democrats and Republicans have been complicit in this practice. President Donald Trump, to his credit, has worked hard to get his wall funding properly authorized. But he may ultimately do exactly what presidents before him have done: take advantage of the broken Congressional process.
  • President Trump Will Win The Shutdown Showdown

    12/21/2018 5:51:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 61 replies ^ | December 21, 2018 | Harlan Hill
    The Democrats aren’t going to get away with holding the federal government hostage to their radical open-borders agenda. Not again.The Democrats know that they got the Republicans to cave during the previous budget impasse, which produced a bloated $1.3 trillion Omnibus spending bill that didn’t fund construction of the border wall. President Trump reluctantly signed that bill, but he did so with a vow that he would never again put his signature on such a bad piece of legislation.“As a matter of National Security I've signed the Omnibus Spending Bill. I say to Congress: I will NEVER sign another...
  • House GOP approves Trump’s wall money as shutdown looms

    12/20/2018 5:22:53 PM PST · by mdittmar · 79 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s demand for border wall funds hurled the federal government closer to a shutdown as the Republican-led House approved a package Thursday with his $5.7 billion request that is almost certain to be rejected by the Senate. The White House said Trump will not travel to Florida on Friday for the Christmas holiday if the government is shutting down. More than 800,000 federal workers will be facing furloughs or forced to work without pay if a resolution is not reached before funding expires at midnight Friday.
  • Shutdown talks collapse: Trump won't sign spending bill without wall money

    12/20/2018 11:27:20 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 34 replies
    CNBC.Com ^ | December 20, 2018 | Jacob Pramuk
    President Donald Trump will not sign a Senate-passed spending bill, increasing the chances of a partial government shutdown, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday after meeting with the president. The Senate unanimously approved the legislation Wednesday night to keep the government funded through Feb. 8. With Trump's support, it appeared set to breeze through the House before the midnight Friday deadline to fund seven agencies that make up about a quarter of the government. But Trump, who seeks $5 billion to build his proposed border wall, will refuse to sign the measure without his desired border security measures, Ryan said....
  • Trump tweets he will NOT sign ANY dem legislation without PERFECT border security

    12/20/2018 5:18:46 AM PST · by Cassius Flavia Agrippa · 162 replies
    Wmal | Wmal news
    I don't get Twitter, but those are the exact trump words according to Wmal I will not sign any of their legislation unless it has PERFECT border security. Shutdown here we come! Wall, here we come!
  • Mark Levin: Government Shutdown ‘Phrase Is a Lie;’ 75 Percent Is Already Funded

    12/20/2018 3:12:08 AM PST · by conservative98 · 13 replies
    CNS News ^ | December 18, 2018 | Emily Ward
    “They don’t even tell you – what does that mean, ‘the government shut down’? First of all, that phrase is a lie; the government doesn’t shut down. You’ll be long dead – your children and your grandchildren too – before this government shuts down, unless it shuts down from a financial and economic collapse. But, legally? No. “‘Seventy-five percent of the government[’s] already been funded’ – are you aware of this? – as they point out at “He signed a minibus appropriations bill – the president did – ‘that funded the Department of Energy; Military Construction [and] Veterans Affairs;...
  • White House will back down on demand for border wall funding to avert government shutdown

    12/18/2018 7:52:46 AM PST · by NRx · 158 replies
    WaPo ^ | 12-18-2018 | staff
    The White House wants to avoid a partial government shutdown and has found other ways to get the border wall President Trump is demanding, spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Tuesday. Sanders’ comments come four days before large portions of the federal government will begin shutting down unless Congress and Trump act first. Trump has been demanding $5 billion from Congress for his border wall, which Democrats refuse to give. But Sanders told Fox News Channel: “We have other ways that we can get to that $5 billion.” “At the end of the day we don’t want to shut down the government,...

    12/18/2018 7:55:18 AM PST · by navysealdad · 259 replies
    No wall funding
  • McConnell Allowing Trump to Take Lead on Shutdown

    12/17/2018 7:36:46 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 20 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 17 December 2018 08:08 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    McConnell also has told Senate colleagues he is not interested in shutting down government agencies, and told reporters recently that a shutdown would not be "a great way to end what in my view has been the most successful Congress, right of center, in decades.”
  • Trump shrugs off future debt crisis: ‘I won’t be here’

    12/05/2018 8:09:09 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 129 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 05, 2018 02:28 PM | Caitlin Yilek
    President Trump is dismissing the importance of paying down the national debt, saying he won’t be in office to take blame for the nation's fiscal crisis when it becomes even more unsustainable, according to a report Wednesday. The national debt sits at $21 trillion and counting. As a candidate, when the national debt was $19 trillion, Trump promised to erase the entire debt “over a period of eight years.” Senior administration officials showed Trump charts and graphics in early 2017 that illustrated a “hockey stick” spike in the debt in the coming years. Trump said the data showed the national...
  • Spy budgets soared in Trump's first year

    10/30/2018 1:52:17 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Oct. 30, 2018
    Congress secretly boosted U.S. spy agency funding last year, pushing intelligence budgets to their highest publicly known level and raising questions about the reason for the surge. Non-military spy agency budgets soared nearly 9 percent to $59.4 billion in fiscal 2018, and military intelligence funding grew more than 20 percent to $22.1 billion. Overall intelligence spending increased more than 10 percent to $81.5 billion, according to the figures released Tuesday by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Defense Department, a month after the fiscal year ended.
  • Trump says each Cabinet secretary should slash 5% of their budgets after he pledges to cut spending

    10/17/2018 10:14:32 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 54 replies
    "We're going to be asking for a 5 percent cut from every secretary today," Trump told reporters at the White House in advance of a meeting with those secretaries. The proposal comes days after the Trump administration announced a $779 billion budget deficit for fiscal year 2018 — a six-year high and a 17 percent jump from the prior period. "He's asking them to cut the fraud, the waste, the abuse," White House senior advisor Kellyanne Conway said on Fox Business News. "Cut the fat, not the essentials." Trump had said in an earlier interview on the network that "We're...
  • Trump may choose to shut down the government this weekend over his border wall demands

    09/26/2018 6:18:59 AM PDT · by cba123 · 54 replies
    CNBC ^ | Published 41 Mins Ago | Jacob Pramuk
    President Trump could decide to veto a spending bill and allow parts of the government to shut down. -- President Donald Trump could decide to shut down parts of the government in the coming days as he pushes for money to build his proposed border wall. (please see link for full article)
  • Trump breaks 20-year ‘fouled up’ budget gridlock, scores big wins

    09/05/2018 4:20:34 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/4/2018 | Paul Bedard
    President Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and House Speaker Paul Ryan have teamed up this summer to do something that hasn’t happened in two decades — write and pass department spending bills instead of lumping everything into a massive package. The House and Senate are moving at a brisk pace to pass the appropriations bills, with the Senate leading, approving nine of 12. What’s more, the Trump administration has pushed through key priorities on wall and Pentagon spending, as well as curbing wasteful programs, though still ending up with a more expensive budget than they wanted by over $50...
  • The White House Announces Its Rescission Package

    05/08/2018 12:04:15 PM PDT · by bitt · 53 replies ^ | 5/8/2018 | white house
    Washington has a spending problem. The national debt is now more than $21 trillion and the deficit could reach $1 trillion next year. Through his two budget requests to Congress, President Trump has proposed trillions of dollars in common-sense spending cuts. He has sought to eliminate outdated and ineffective programs across the federal government, ending the debt spiral. Among the fiscal tools at Mr. Trump’s disposal is Title X of the 1974 Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act. That law gives the president authority to propose rescinding specific funding previously approved by Congress. Because such “rescissions” require Congress to pass...
  • Trump, the Omnibus, and the Art of the Real

    03/26/2018 8:03:29 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 70 replies
    No, Trump hasn’t betrayed his supporters. Conservatives from sea to shining sea are screaming “betrayal” because the GOP passed and the President signed the massive omnibus spending bill. The poster child for this hysterical overreaction is Ann Coulter, who furiously tweeted that it would get Trump impeached and cause the Republicans to get wiped out in the upcoming midterms. Coulter hasn’t sounded this crazy since 2012, when she endorsed Mitt Romney for President. It is, of course, true that the bill is deeply flawed. To understand why it passed and why Trump signed it, conservatives should refer to this excerpt...
  • Trump Shows He Is Shrewd, Cunning, & Crazy Like A Fox

    03/26/2018 8:15:05 AM PDT · by OneVike · 92 replies
    My Head | 3/26/18 | OV
    Trump is smarter than many realize, or want to admit. He may have actually won by signing the bill many of us hate. Follow me. To begin with, you need to understand that the bill President Trump signed, was NOT a Budget. It was an Omnibus Spending bill. The President is directed by the Constitution to adhere to a Budget that Congress approves. A ‘spending bill’ is not the same as the Federal Budget. This bill is just a another Continuing Resolution to keep the government functioning, but this time for 6 Months. As such, he is not bound...