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Omnibus Bill

GOP Votes to Defund Obama’s Czars

February 18, 2011

Obama has been prolific in appointing non-cabinet overseers to run various portions of the executive branch, known as Czars.  The Czars have always been a point of contention due to the fact that, unlike Cabinet members, they are not required to appear before the Senate for oversight.  Even the late former Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV) [...]

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Senate Clerks Set to Read the 2000-Page Omnibus Bill Aloud

December 16, 2010

Senate Republicans, obviously upset by the 1,924 page $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill, have decided to use a procedural maneuver to actually have the bill read aloud on the floor of the Senate!  So long as a Republican remains present (or awake!) to vote “no” on any unanimous consent requests to stop reading it, it [...]

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Omnibus Disaster Looms

December 14, 2010

Just when you thought the 2010 Election made your wallet a little more safe, there’s a new 1924-page spending bill lurking in the lame duck Congress, ready to pounce upon the Senate.  Why the rush?  Well, this Saturday the federal government will shutdown if not funded through the end of the fiscal year (part of [...]

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