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$1 Trillion Spending Bill Emerges

$1 Trillion Spending Bill Emerges

Political Realities ^ | 01/02/14 | LD Jackson

Posted on Thursday, January 02, 2014 6:42:31 AM by LD Jackson

As was expected after the Paul Ryan/Patty Murray budget agreement was passed through Congress and signed into law by President Obama, a new spending bill is emerging in the House of Representatives. It is being written in a secretive process on the sub-committee level, for the time being. As outlined in the Ryan-Murray budget agreement, it is based on a $1.012 trillion spending cap.

As also should be expected, it is opposed by many of the same Republicans who opposed the Ryan-Murray agreement because it raises the spending cap above the levels set by the sequestration legislation. There are more than a few of those Republicans who want to be able to offer floor amendments to the spending bill that is being written. Some of those Republicans have said they could support the spending bill, were it to contain certain policy riders. It remains to be seen if that will happen.

Government Spending BillThe Hill – Republican Study Committee Chairman Steve Scalise (R-La.), one of the no votes, told The Hill this week that he could be open to voting for the omnibus if some key policy provisions are included, such as limits on ObamaCare’s implementation.

But he acknowledged that his impression from appropriators is they will not

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