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Congress funds government but not border wall

by Kent Covington
Posted 9/27/18, 10:50 am

Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives passed a spending bill Wednesday that would avert a government shutdown, at least until after November’s midterm elections. The appropriations bill, passed by a vote of 361-61, keeps the government operating through Dec. 7. The Senate previously passed the bill, which provides funding for the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Defense. It includes a nearly $3 billion increase in funds to fight the opioid epidemic and a $20 billion boost for the Pentagon.

“This is the first time in a decade that the Defense Department has not had to operate under a continuing resolution,” House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said.

The bill does not fund a border wall. While President Donald Trump previously threatened to veto any measure that did not do so, he said he would sign the bill to avoid a shutdown.

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  • news2me
    Posted: Thu, 09/27/2018 05:58 pm

    3 Billion for an opioid epidemic? And how much is big pharma paying?

    How much did we pay for the tobacco epidemic? We know how well that has NOT worked. 

    AND how much will we pay for a marijuana epidemic? It must be safe or the gov't wouldn't ok it. Right?

    Even Canada is smokin'. 

    All China has to do is wait until most of America & Canada are doing marijuana. Up in smoke!