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Congress passes spending bill; vote averts government shutdown, sends measure to Trump

By Compiled by Democrat-Gazette staff from wire reports

This article was published March 23, 2018 at 3:27 a.m.

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House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday that the bill fulfills President Donald Trump’s agenda, especially in funding the military.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, at a news conference Thursday with Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, called the House spending bill “a treme...

Congress gave final approval early today to a $1.3 trillion spending bill that ends the budget battles for now, but only after late obstacles skirted close to another shutdown as conservatives objected to big outlays on Democratic priorities at a time when Republicans control the House, Senate and White House.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, at a news conference Thursday with Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, called the House spending bill “a treme...

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BoudinMan says... March 23, 2018 at 5:56 a.m.

Gotta love those tax and spend republicans. Fiscal conservatives my eye.

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BoudinMan says... March 23, 2018 at 6:31 a.m.

So, wait a minute. Do you mean to tell me that all of those tea party protests after Obama's inauguration were not about debts and deficits? But they were about color, right? And that color wasn't green.

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RBear says... March 23, 2018 at 6:36 a.m.

BM, yep. They talk a mean talk, but are pretty much worse than Democrats. Looking at the president's budget, as presented on the WH website, the debt would grow by $4.5 trillion over 4 year and $7 trillion over 10 years. Of course, Congress has their own plans and helped scale back some of Trump's follies such as funding for the useless wall. But this only gets us through September, meaning even tougher talks will be had right before the general election. It will be the only meaningful legislation passed the rest of this year, showing how ineffective this president and Republican Congress are.

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3WorldState1 says... March 23, 2018 at 9:16 a.m.

Republicans have NEVER been about small government. Never. Neither have Dems. The difference - Dems try to raise money to pay for their spending. Republicans Dine and Dash. Always have.
Also see where the President is trying to ruing the strong economy he inherited. Much like he ruined what he inherited from his father. What's the deal with hard working blue collar workers voting for rich little daddy boys that got everything handed to them? Seem counter to what they are always crying about. Maybe because they are living on their mamma's property/land, that they think they've worked for, and inheriting your fortune is the American way? Maybe not. Just trying to figure it out.

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GeneralMac says... March 23, 2018 at 11:06 a.m.

Our country needs a bill similar to Gramm-Rudman.

To those too young to understand, look it up.

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mrcharles says... March 23, 2018 at 3:19 p.m.

Drunken sailors. Known a few in my life.

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