YAY: SOMETHING GOT DONE
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.”