Complete Breakdown of GOP Spending Bill To Avoid Government Shutdown [5/1/17]

“No money for Trump’s wall, plus 6 other GOP issues missing from $1T spending bill”

“Congressional negotiators have come up with a $1.07 trillion plan to keep the government running through the end of September – but there’s a lot missing from the 1,665-page bill…

The bill includes $1.5 billion for border security, but noticeably absent is any funding for a border wall on the U.S.-Mexico border…

There are no cuts for Planned Parenthood…

Trump promised to build a “new special deportation task force” to remove millions of immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally. No funding goes toward such a force…

There is no sign of massive non-defense spending cuts…

So-called sanctuary cities… will not be deprived of federal funding…

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/congress/article147927964.html

“1,665 Pages: GOP Spending Bill Longer Than Obama’s Stimulus”

“That makes this bill approximately 350,000 words long—or about twice as long as the stimulus law (the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act”) that President Barack Obama signed less than a month after his inauguration in 2009.”

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/terence-p-jeffrey/1665-pages-gop-spending-bill-longer-obamas-stimulus

“Republicans brace for war – with each other”

“Look out, Republicans up for re-election in 2018. Look out, House Speaker Paul Ryan…

It’s no different than if Hillary was elected; it’s a huge loss, and I’m livid. Paul Ryan’s House is a not conservative House,” said tea party Republican Art Halvorson…

“Instead of defending status quo, GOP should be defending Constitution, Rule of Law, federalism, free speech/markets, responsible budgeting,” Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., said on Twitter

“Republican leaders promised things would be different if Republicans won the White House, but this bill proves that nothing has changed,” said Cuccinelli. “This is why it is so important for Republican voters to elect true conservatives in the upcoming midterm elections.”…”

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/congress/article147934729.html

“Spending Bill Includes 2,500 More Visas for Afghans in Program”

“…a bipartisan effort secured 2,500 more visas in the compromise spending bill up for consideration this week.

The special immigrant visa (SIV) program was established in 2008 to allow Afghans who had helped the coalition as interpreters to find safe haven in the U.S.”

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/2017/05/01/compromise-spending-bill-includes-2500-more-visas-for-afghans-in-program/

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