GOP back stabbing with Omnibus spending bill in Lame Duck session of Congress?


A drum beat has been going on with little light of day. The debate? Whether this lame duck session will pass a short-term CR or an Omnibus spending bill that will take funding the government through September of 2015. This would preclude any attempts at reining in the government until then. Why in the world after all of the CR’s would we now not do one for a couple of months and attempt to control this out of control government when we will have both Houses of Congress? Deal with the Immigration issue as a separate issue? Obamacare? EPA?

An omnibus spending package funding the government through next September is expected to hit the House floor next week, House Appropriations Committee spokeswoman Jennifer Hing told The Hill.

Hing said negotiators made significant progress over the Thanksgiving holiday in crafting a full omnibus bill, which would include appropriations for the entire government.

House Republican leaders are pitching a plan that would fund nearly all government agencies through next September except the Department of Homeland Security. DHS – which oversees nearly all immigration operations – would only be funded until March. That vote is likely to come next week, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) told lawmakers in a closed-door meeting Tuesday morning. (We know this is not going anywhere and/or is meaningless)

Read more: Politico

The biggest battle is going on in the choosing of the Senate Chairs. Sessions is fighting for Chair of the Budget Committee. He is key to any hope of the Conservatives stopping the Obama juggernaut whether it be Immigration or Obamacare, EPA, you name it.

Two Republican senators are facing off in a bitter battle for the chairmanship of the Senate Budget Committee, which could turn into a “proxy war” on immigration, Talking Points Memo reported.

In the wake of the GOP taking control of the Senate, Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming, a longtime committee member, is seeking to reclaim his seniority over Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, the committee’s ranking member.

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Oh we now hear the Democratic Senators exclaim how unacceptable it would be not to pass the Omnibus bill. How could the government function really? Truth be told, the Senators for years failed to offer a budget as required by law.

But far worse, are our turn coat GOpers starting to sing the same tune.

Update from Weasel Zippers:

Sessions: House GOP Is Already Close To Breaking Their 2014 Election Promises…

Via National Review:

Senator Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.) suggested that House Republicans are on the verge of breaking their campaign promise to fight President Obama’s administrative amnesty, as evidenced by the legislative text currently being circulated.

Sessions said that the proposed language “fails to meet [the] test” established by Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus, who promised earlier this year that the GOP would do everything possible to thwart Obama’s executive orders.

11 Responses to “GOP back stabbing with Omnibus spending bill in Lame Duck session of Congress?”

  1. geeez2014 Says:

    hundreds of thousands were gov’t workers out of work during the last shut down; proving they’re not needed, but they came back, of course. And some parks were closed…….other than that? How much difference does it make?!!! Awful to think that way, but…….didn’t it seem fairly harmless last time?
    By the way, what about the passing of a BUDGET? Just curious……..maybe a budget might help keep the government out of a shutdown, but gee, if we do the right thing and a strict budget is adhered to, the GOP loses votes because we become the nasties who take Obama phones back. what to do, what to do!

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    • bunkerville Says:

      I want a budget. But let us do it in a couple of months when we have both Houses of Congress and can stop this pork nonsense. See today’s post!

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  2. Jersey McJones Says:

    The GOP does this all the time. They don’t have a choice. If they actually were to attempt to do everything the right wing wants, they’d be summarily defeated en masse next election along. The fact is the largest bloc of American voters are center/center-right, not far right wing loons.

    JMJ

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Enjoy the new pork.

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  3. Steve Dennis Says:

    But we have Ferguson, and now New York, to focus on. The fix is in, the GOP said what it needed to say in order to win and now before the new Congress can be seated they are throwing away last month’s victory. When will the GOP start acting like winners? They act as if they lost the election. It is sickening what is happening, I don’t know what else to say.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Note: You and Jim stopped by to “pay your respect” for this apparently uninteresting story🙂

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      • the unit Says:

        A legitimate co-equal faction of the people’s republic needs to convene a grand jury to see who did a choke-hold on the congress and killed it. lol

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      • bunkerville Says:

        and that is what they did and no protests to be found.

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      • the unit Says:

        I guess I meant a legitimate over-equal faction of the people of the republic. And grand jury by them as elections seem to make little difference whereby we are treated equally with indifference and no equal outcome except being downgraded proportionally. Article V idea is not new, and for 20 years I’ve been told how dangerous it would be. But I’ve been through Ivan, Dennis, and Katrina (also Camille and Opal)…roof off and flooding with two…getting a little hard to keep powder dry. Lots of danger to go around. 🙂

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  4. Conservatives on Fire Says:

    ” Why in the world after all of the CR’s would we now not do one for a couple of months and attempt to control this out of control government when we will have both Houses of Congress?”

    Mr. Speaker was bought by the US Chamber of Commerce years ago.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Very depressing news. This means nothing until 2016, then we have an election.

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