Daily Archives: December 16, 2010

McConnell introduces continuing resolution to fund gov. until Feb. 18th

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) introduced a one-page continuing resolution Thursday that funds the government through Feb. 18th.

http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/appropriations/134009-mcconnell-offers-two-month-extension-of-bill-to-fund-the-government

Exactly what I was thinking they should do.  The democrats have presented a false choice – either accept their bill for the entire year of 2011 filled with over 6,000 earmarks, or shut down the government.

This is the solution.  It’s a good common sense solution.  Continue to fund the government through February when the new congress, elected by the people in November, can take up the issue.

Posted:  12.16.10

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Senate Republicans to force reading of the ominus bill

Yea!!  Republicans with some Back. Bone.  Love it.

According to The Hill, Senate Republicans are going through with a plan to have the entire omnibus spending bill read on the Senate floor, a feat that won’t be completed for 50 hours. Republicans have vowed to vote against the 1,924-page, $1.1 trillion bill that is loaded with billions in earmarks.

That would mean any Senate business would be stalled until Saturday evening.

Now you’re talking.  I’ll stay up and watch.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2-days-to-print-and-50-hours-to-read-gop-will-recite-entire-spending-bill-on-senate-floor/

Posted:  12.16.10

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