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And so it continues, and we should all be so proud of the "congressional adults" who passed spending legislation that will keep government open for the next 9 months without a congressional shutdown ... Or should we?
The Democrats' victory, and Republican Ryan's defeat, was garishly displayed when his omnibus got more Democratic votes in the House and in the Senate than it got Republican votes.
This morning, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) voted against the $1.1 trillion, 2,009-page omnibus spending bill that does nothing substantive to curb the thousands of Middle Eastern refugees entering the United States.
Today, Senator Thom Tillis voted in support of the omnibus appropriations bill, which, in addition to keeping the federal government running, also boosts defense discretionary funding, provides much-needed pay raises for military personnel.
Proving yet again that corporate welfare is a bipartisan problem, four Republican legislators last week introduced House Bill 117, NC Competes Act. The primary sponsors of the bill are Reps. Susan Martin (R-Wilson), Charles Jeter (R-Mecklenburg), Jeff Collins (R-Nash) and Bob Steinburg...
Politicians love to use their power to dole out favors and privileges to politically-connected special interests. They also love to interfere with the economy, attempting to impose their preferences upon investors and consumers through a hodgepodge of taxpayer handouts and targeted tax breaks.
Remember the kerfluffle late last year over the CRomnibus? Boehner, McConnell & co. all told us that they would only fund Homeland Security through February.
Last night, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) voted against the CRomnibus bill, a combination of a continuing resolution to keep the Department of Homeland Security funded through February and an omnibus spending bill to fund the government until the end of the 2015 fiscal year.
Politicians love to use their power to dole out favors and privileges to politically-connected special interests. They also love to interfere with the economy, attempting to impose their preferences upon investors and consumers through a hodgepodge of taxpayer handouts and targeted tax breaks.
Proving yet again that corporate welfare is a bipartisan problem, four Republican legislators last week introduced House Bill 117, NC Competes Act. The primary sponsors of the bill are Reps. Susan Martin (R-Wilson), Charles Jeter (R-Mecklenburg), Jeff Collins (R-Nash) and Bob Steinburg...
A bill modifying a variety of election laws could bring campaign finance reporting into the 21st century while limiting the times special local elections could be held.
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