YAY: SOME­THING GOT DONE

The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

Is Congress try­ing to lessen its im­age as a “do noth­ing” group? Well, maybe.

“A batch of three spend­ing bills is on its way to Pres­i­dent Trump’s desk fol­low­ing a 377-20 House vote Thurs­day, mark­ing the first on-time de­liv­ery of a quar­ter of the an­nual ap­pro­pri­a­tions mea­sures in a decade,” writes Roll Call bud­get re­porter Jen­nifer Shutt, who calls the event a wa­ter­shed mo­ment.

“The $147.5 bil­lion pack­age — which funds the departments of En­ergy and Vet­er­ans Af­fairs, the Army Corps of En­gi­neers and the op­er­a­tions of Congress — is the first in­stall­ment of what law­mak­ers hope will be nine bills be­com­ing law be­fore the new fis­cal year be­gins Oct. 1.”

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