Wed Dec 18, 2019, 10:47 AM

Massive spending, tax packages headed for Senate

The House approved $1.4 trillion in spending for the fiscal year that began almost three months ago, in an almost surreal business-as-usual fashion that seemingly ignored the historic articles of impeachment scheduled for the floor the very next day.

Lawmakers made a show of dividing the spending measures into two bundles, in order to avoid the oft-ridiculed omnibus bill that both sides say represents the worst of the “swamp.” But the rushed nature of the vote, and in particular the late-night deal that tacked on a nearly $54 billion tax package, runs counter to promises of a more transparent process where the rank-and-file has input and time to study the legislation.

“I’m not going to do it again. Nobody read it. It’s only hours old. Some people don’t even know what is in” it, President Donald Trump said in March 2018 when he signed a $1.3 trillion fiscal 2018 omnibus bill.

The Senate is expected to vote on the spending packages this week and key White House aides have indicated Trump plans to sign the bills before a temporary spending bill expires at midnight Friday.

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Wed Dec 18, 2019, 11:37 AM

1. More evidence that Trump is part of the swamp.

There's zero draining going on.

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Wed Dec 18, 2019, 01:27 PM

2. That's why the senate swamp wants to keep him.

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