In typical establishmentÂ Republican fashion, the GOP has handed the Democrats a major win on the Omnibus spending bill.
LawmakersÂ released the $1.3 trillion, 2,232-pageÂ omnibus spending bill on Wednesday night, which Congress has to pass by midnight Friday to avert a government shutdown.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY)Â saidÂ on WednesdayÂ night, â€œEvery bill takes compromise, and there was plenty here, but at the end of the day we Democrats feel very good because so many of our priorities for the middle class were included.â€
The budget shocked conservatives, including Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), as it flies past the spending limits set by the Budget Control Act of 2011.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) struck a deal in February to increase domestic and military spending by nearly $300 billion over the next two years. The bill includes an additional $90 billion in disaster aid for states and localities affected by last yearâ€™s hurricanes and $140 billion for emergency military funds.
Jason Pye, vice president of legislative affairs for FreedomWorks,Â said,Â â€œRepublicans donâ€™t know how to stop spending money.â€
Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL), a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus,Â toldÂ Breitbart News in an exclusive interview that our national debt has skyrocketed in recent years to untenable levels.
â€œThis year, weâ€™re looking at a deficit of $750 to $1 trillion.Â Next year, the estimate is $1 trillion or more.Â I have to wonder if there is any way that we can avoid a national insolvency or bankruptcy.â€
House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-NC)Â lamentedÂ in an interview withÂ Breitbart News DailyÂ on Tuesday that theÂ â€œSenate Democrats seem to be calling most of the shots.â€
A report on MondayÂ suggestedÂ that the omnibus spending bill will not include a bailout of Obamacare.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), another member of the House Freedom Caucus, suggested that a number of liberal policies will be included in the omnibus, without any substantial border wall funding.
Jordan said, â€œPlanned Parenthood, Gateway Bridge, Planned Parenthood, trillion dollar deficit, and no wall.â€
The omnibus spending bill includes funding for the New York Gateway Bridge project that will benefit Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY).
Rep. Ted BuddÂ slammedÂ the Gateway bridge project in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News.
Democrats might face opposition from their liberal base because the omnibus spending bill will not likely contain amnesty for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) illegal aliens.
Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) told Fox News on Sunday that Democrats have not abandonedÂ their base by refusing to shut down the government over DACA illegal aliens.
DurbinÂ said, â€œWeâ€™re not going to have a shutdown, but Iâ€™m urging leaders to come together and understand thereâ€™s an emergency here. We have to move on a bipartisan basis.â€
â€œWe got about 80% of what we were trying to get, and if you canâ€™t accept 80%, then the system canâ€™t function,â€ Congressman John Yarmuth (D-KY) said in an interview.
This spending bill is a disaster. We will continue to cover each and every part of this bill as we learn more.
WARNING: GOP TURNCOATS GIVE DEMS MAJOR WIN ON SPENDING BILL! BASE MUST DEMAND TRUMP VETO https://t.co/DMOGack1V5
â€” Jacob Palmieri (@jakepalmieri) March 22, 2018
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