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omnibus spending 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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A Potential Victory for Fiscal Discipline

March 5, 2009

It seems there is a possibility that the $400+ billion Omnibus Spending Bill may go down in flames, giving Barack Obama his first political defeat.  The bill requires 60 votes for cloture, and at present it seems that the Democrats will need at least five Republican votes in order to keep the bill alive.  The [...]

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Republicans Supporting Earmarks Are Republicans Why?

March 3, 2009

The Senate rejected an amendment offered by John McCain earlier today that would have enacted a spending freeze for the rest of the fiscal year and eliminated over eight thousand earmarks from the President’s most recent Spend Other People’s Money That We Don’t Have Act.  The outrage is not that the Amendment was defeated, though [...]

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