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March 23, 2018
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OMNIBUS BILL-IT'S NOT WHAT YOU THINK!  

 

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March 24, 2018
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Tweeting the 2018 Omnibus

 

Shame, shame. A pox on both Houses - and parties. Here’s the 2,232 page, $1.3 trillion, budget-busting Omnibus spending bill.

 

March 24, 2018
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Dissecting the massive Omnibus Bill

 

In this livestream Tracy goes over the first 327 pages of this massive spending bill.

 

March 25, 2018
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H.R. 1625: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018

 

This was a vote to pass H.R. 1625 in the Senate. The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations and authorizations. This is an appropriations bill, which sets overall spending limits by agency or program, typically for a single fiscal year (October 1 through September 30 of the next year).

 

Please click on the link below for details on who voted “Yea” or “Nay” in the Senate: 

 

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/s63

 

Please click on the link below for details on who voted “Yea” or “Nay” in the House:

 

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h127

March 25, 2018
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Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate

http://www.godlikeproductions......793421/pg1

 

Dear Mr. Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:)

In accordance with section 7058(d) of division K of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (H.R. 1625; the “Act”), I hereby designate as an emergency requirement all funding so designated by the Congress in the Act pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, for the accounts referenced in section 7058(d).

The details of this action are set forth in the enclosed memorandum from the Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

Sincerely,

DONALD J. TRUMP

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Edit Update:

Someone had a nice breakdown of what this means linked below

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Building a Wall in the Dark
Congress is using budget shenanigans to funnel Pentagon money to President Trump’s border wall.

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Trump Just Hinted at Building the Border Wall Using the Military Funds

President Donald Trump briefly threatened to veto a giant spending bill on Friday and then reluctantly signed it to keep the military funded.

The lack of funding for a border wall with Mexico is likely one of the president’s biggest frustrations. Trump mentioned the wall when he threatened to veto the bill. The $1.3 trillion budget includes just $1.6 billion for wall construction along the southern border, far short of the $25 billion needed to accomplish Trump’s signature campaign promise.

To make matters worse, the spending bill specifically prohibits Trump from building the kind of wall he wants. The president nevertheless celebrated the progress and pointed out that construction can begin immediately.

But Trump also dropped an eyebrow-raising hint that he could take an unprecedented option and build the wall using the enormous military budget.

“I want to address the situation on border security, which I call national defense,” Trump said. “I call it stopping drugs from pouring across our border. And I call it illegal immigration. It’s all of those things. But national defense is a very important two words. Because by having a strong border system, including a wall, we are in a position, militarily, that is very advantageous.”

For the first time, Trump underlined the significance of the barrier as a military structure and a matter of national defense. Up to now, the president promoted the wall as a way to curtail illegal immigration and stop the deadly flood of illicit drugs. The introduction of the wall’s military function is significant, especially in terms of funding it.

Roughly half of the spending bill is dedicated to the military for a total of over $654 billion allotted to the Pentagon’s base budget and overseas counterinsurgency operations. That’s enough to build the wall 26 times.

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