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Chuck Schumer Declares Victory on Omnibus: ‘We’re Able to Accomplish More in the Minority’

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) declared victory on the omnibus spending bill Thursday, saying, “We’re able to accomplish more in the minority.”

Schumer said, “It’s a funny thing. In a certain sense, we’re able to accomplish more in the minority than we were when we had the presidency or even were in the majority.”

The Senate Minority Leader continued, “At the end of the day, as the minority party, we feel good about being able to succeed in so many ways. We don’t have the House, we don’t have the Senate, we don’t have the presidency, but we produced a darn good bill for the priorities we have believed in.”

Sen. Schumer also touted the inclusion of the Gateway bridge project in the omnibus, as well as increased funding for the National Institute of Health (NIH).

House Freedom Caucus chairman Mark Meadows (R-NC) lamented in an interview with Breitbart News Daily on Tuesday that the “Senate Democrats seem to be calling most of the shots.”

As Breitbart News reported, the omnibus spending bill contains language that explicitly bars funding for a southern border wall.

The omnibus also contains provisions that expand the H-2B visa-worker program, which would reduce market pressure on companies to offer American workers higher wages.

Republican leadership included provisions that will allow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to conduct gun research as well.

Additionally, the omnibus has the Fix NICS Act, which would allow unelected bureaucrats to remove Americans’ right to purchase firearms without due process.

The House Freedom Caucus came out against the omnibus on Wednesday night, calling the legislation an “insult to American taxpayers.”

The House conservatives sent a letter to the White House asking President Trump to reject the omnibus, calling the spending bill a rejection of everything conservatives promised the American people.

Republican leadership unveiled the legislation on Wednesday and gave House lawmakers less than 17 hours to vote on the bill.

Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) said Wednesday that the omnibus spending bill “is a Great Dane-sized whiz down the leg of every taxpayer.”

President Donald Trump signed the $1.3 trillion, 2,232-page spending bill on Friday.

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5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. owen

    March 24, 2018 at 6:02 am

    sorry sons o bitches

  2. Y Adams

    March 24, 2018 at 6:29 am

    They don’t give crap about America, just their pockets and new world order adjenda!

  3. susan nix

    March 24, 2018 at 7:15 am

    You two, Enjoy this victory while it lasts, in 6 months Sept, President Trump will pull that rug out from under your feet.

    Read this part of the Bill President Trump signed and secured today, Congress now has until September 30, the end of the fiscal year 2018, to pass new legislation authorizing spending for the beginning of the fiscal year 2019. About six months after that, in March 2019, the debt limit — “which was suspended under the February 2018 spending deal” — will become unsuspended and will need to be either suspended again or raised.

    So even if all goes according to plan, expect to have a very similar fight in six months, I can assure you, come Sept. 2018, President Trump will not be passing any Bills until The Wall will be funded. It wasn’t an accident DACA wasn’t included in this Bill, We have not heard the last of DACA and the wall funding. Don’t underestimate President Trump and his business mind,

    • paulette

      March 24, 2018 at 2:41 pm

      @SUSAN,AMEN,VERY WELL SAID

  4. LittleDon

    March 24, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    What a JOKE! He should have Vetoed the Bill!!!

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