Wednesday, May 3, 2017
The vehicle for the obscene $1.1 trillion House omnibus spending bill was the HIRE Vets Act
They can't even tell the truth about the name of the bill.
The $1.1 trillion bill passed with support from both parties in a 309-118 vote. Fifteen Democrats and 103 Republicans voted against it. ... House Democrats have repeatedly been needed to help pass spending bills since Republicans took over the majority in 2011.
The roll call vote is here.
131 Republicans united with 178 Democrats to pass the bill, which once again defies regular order for appropriations.
Spineless Michigan Republicans Upton, Trott, Bergman, Walberg, Mike Bishop, Huizenga, Moolenaar and Mitchell all voted for the included Christmas tree of goodies for Democrats in order to get the increased defense spending in the bill.
Only Justin Amash of the Michigan Republican US House caucus voted against the damn thing.