Budget Follies Curtain Call

“Im just a bill who wants a bullet-proof vest.”

The Senate passed a $1.7 trillion government spending bill that will fund the government into next year. The bill heads to the House today, where Speaker Pelosi  doesn’t want the last thing she does as speaker to be shutting down the federal government at Christmas.

The bill passed 68-29. Here are the 18 Republicans who joined with the 47 Democrats and 3 independents in voting “yea”:

  • Roy Blunt (MO)
  • John Boozman (AR)
  • Shelley Moore Capito (WV)
  • Susan Collins (ME)
  • John Cornyn (TX)
  • Tom Cotton (AR)
  • Lindsey Graham (SC)
  • Jim Inhofe (OK)
  • Mitch McConnell (KY)
  • Jerry Moran (KS)
  • Lisa Murkowski (AK)
  • Rob Portman (OH)
  • Mitt Romney (UT)
  • Mike Rounds (SD)
  • Richard Shelby (AL)
  • John Thune (SD)
  • Roger Wicker (MS)
  • Todd Young (IN)

As you can imagine the MAGAManiacs in the House are calling these Republicans RINOs and stating for a fact that the House Republicans will not support any legislation coming from any of them. Heh.

Anyway, here’s what’s in the budget (such as it is, and the Debbil and Mitch McConnell are in the details, so Dawg only knows):

  • $45B Ameros in aid to Ukraine
  • $38B in emergency relief for western states
  • $2.6B to fund investigations and prosecutions related to 1/6
  • A 4.6% pay raise for military personnel
  • An update to the Electoral Count Act to make it harder to try to overturn a presidential election
  • An update that would give pregnant women the same workplace protections as disabled people
  • A ban on TikTok on devices owned by the federal government, because, uh, dancing?

We noted yesterday that the Child Tax Credit didn’t make it. Also not in the bill: an increase in the United States’ debt limit. So the gubmint is likely to run out of money summer or fall 2023. Let the hostage taking commence!

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2 Responses to Budget Follies Curtain Call

  1. gruaud says:

    Wait, Tom Cotton?!?

    I thought we were still in the Darkest Timeline.

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  2. roket says:

    Let me guess. The Tik Tok ban is the compromise that brought the republicans on board.

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