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12-01-2015, 11:59 AM
Presidency getting too powerful

Thomas Massie
December 1, 2015

Will Dec. 11 mark another déjà vu moment for Congress? This looming deadline is the day by which Congress must once again fund the federal government for the upcoming fiscal year.

As in past years, Congress has failed to follow its own internal process (known as “regular order”). The House has so far passed only six of 12 bills necessary to fund the government, while the Senate has passed only one. So, we will likely be forced to have an up-or-down vote in December on a “kitchen sink” funding bill that crams everything into one.

In previous years, this bill – sometimes called an “omnibus” or a “continuing resolution” – was drafted by a few members of congressional leadership behind closed doors. Rank-and-file members received little opportunity for input on the bill’s provisions, little time to fully read and analyze its text, and no chance to offer amendments on the floor.



12-01-2015, 12:21 PM

Boobus should be ashamed of what they put up with. The CR/Omnibus should be illegal... oh wait