The president had threatened a veto just hours earlier.
Spending plan for the rest of this budget year doesn't include any money for Trump's biggest campaign promise.
But then, the real irony of the two billion dollar CRomnibus II "democracy program" funding is that the US government would
The former "Daily Show" host went to Capitol Hill twice to help the people who had risked their lives get access to health care. It left him disgusted.
Unlike the original House and Senate versions covering the Department of the Interior and related agencies, the combined omnibus legislation was almost free of catastrophic anti-wildlife riders, making it a huge victory for imperiled species and the Endangered Species Act.
In what's become something of a sick annual tradition, members of Congress attached a multitude of riders to this must-pass piece of legislation in an attempt to sneak through deeply unpopular things they could never justify introducing or voting for on their own.
It's the beard, right? It's totally the beard.
After months of delay, Congress unveiled its plans for funding the federal government in 2016. NASA will fare extraordinarily well. The space agency will receive $19.3 billion--nearly $1.3 billion more than it did last year. Congress went to bat for NASA and pulled out a bigger increase than anyone expected.
As Puerto Rico "unfolds into chaos," lawmakers are taking their time to help the island, which over 3.5 million Americans call home.
And then senators bolted for the exits.
"This is deadly serious," Pelosi said of her members' concerns with the bill.