Congress has agreed to a $1.5 trillion bipartisan omnibus funding bill. The spending bill would fund the government through the end of the current fiscal year which ends September 30.
“It will address the major challenges we face—from COVID, to the vicious and immoral attack on Ukraine, to the need to lower costs for hardworking American families,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) tweeted.
The 2,700 page bill includes almost $14 billion to help Ukraine in its war against Russia.
“This needs to get done and get done yesterday,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said of the assistance for Ukraine.
The package also includes about $16 billion in Covid relief funding, which is less than President Biden requested from Congress. Under the terms of the bill, both defense and domestic spending increased. Domestic spending is up 7% to $730 billion. Defense spending is listed at $782 billion, up 6% from the previous fiscal year.
“This agreement provides significantly more money than the Biden Administration requested for defense and significantly less money than the Administration requested for non-defense,” McConnell wrote in a statement.
Annie Andersen: CONGRESS HAS REACHED A BIPARTISAN DEAL ON A 1.5 TRILLION DOLLAR SPENDING PACKAGE.
TAKE SOT- Sen. Chuck Schumer
<<”The omnibus comes at a crucial moment, with a war in Europe and a return to normal after the pandemic. We have to confront challenges that we haven’t seen in a very long time.”>>
Annie Andersen: SURE.. THIS IS FOR THE CURRENT FISCAL YEAR AND WAS DUE LAST OCTOBER.. BUT BABY STEPS, RIGHT.
THE BILL WOULD FUND THE GOVERNMENT THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30TH.
INCLUDED — MORE THAN 13 AND A HALF BILLION DOLLARS FOR UKRAINE- MORE THAN PRESIDENT BIDEN ASKED FOR.TAKE SOT- SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL
<<”This needs to get done and get done yesterday.“>>
Annie Andersen: THE BILL ALSO INCREASES DOMESTIC SPENDING BY ABOUT 7 PERCENT PUTTING IT UP TO 730 BILLION.
DEFENSE SPENDING ALSO UP.. ABOUT 6 PERCENT TO 782 BILLION DOLLARS- AGAIN MORE THAN BIDEN’S 715 BILLION DOLLAR REQUEST.
IN A STATEMENT MINORITY LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL COMMENDED THE INCREASE.. CALLING IT A MAJOR STEP FORWARD THAT OUR NATIONAL SECURITY NEEDS. .
AND OF COURSE NO SPENDING BILL WOULD BE COMPLETE WITHOUT LITTLE EXTRAS.. IT IS CONGRESS AFTERALL…
THE OMNIBUS BILL BRINGS BACK EARMARKS- OR PET PROJECTS- THAT MEMBERS PREVIOUSLY BANNED.
AND IT ALSO BRINGS REVIVES THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT WHICH LAPSED IN 2019.
THE CLOCK IS TICKING
BECAUSE JUST LIKE CINDERELLA..
THE CURRENT CR THAT IS KEEPING US FROM THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN RUNS OUT
WHEN THE CLOCK STRIKES MIDNIGHT FRIDAY.
STRAIGHT FROM D-C I’M AA