View Full Version : Whatís in the spending bill? We skim it so you donít have to

12-10-2014, 12:46 PM
By Ed O'Keefe (http://www.washingtonpost.com/people/ed-okeefe) December 10 at 10:30 AM
Washington Post

The $1.01 trillion spending bill unveiled late Tuesday (http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/massive-spending-bill-hits-snag-in-congress-as-deadline-draws-near/2014/12/09/981a81b4-7fa7-11e4-81fd-8c4814dfa9d7_story.html) will keep most of the federal government funded through next September -- and it's packed with hundreds of policy instructions, known on Capitol Hill as "riders," that will upset or excite Democrats, Republicans and various special interest groups.

So, what's in the bill? We've sifted through the legislation, consulted supporting documents from Democratic and Republican aides, and called out some of the more notable and controversial elements below. (If you want to review detailed reports on all 12 parts of the spending bill, click here (http://rules.house.gov/bill/113/hr-83).)

Please note: This is a fluid report that will be updated to add more detail or correct errors. What notable changes did we miss? What notable changes did you spot? Contact us (ed.okeefe@washpost.com) or share details in the comments section below:

LINK (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/12/09/whats-in-the-spending-bill-we-skim-it-so-you-dont-have-to/)

12-10-2014, 03:51 PM
This really chaps my hide!
Yes NJ, we need a new speaker.

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12-10-2014, 07:14 PM
The House should have only agreed a continuing resolution to fund the government through 1 month after the new congress takes office. Then the republicans could have and should have passed a full budget with or without the Dems if need be. This no budget BS is for the birds.

12-10-2014, 11:52 PM
Ironic using the term skimming when looking at this considering how much payoff to certain persons are in it.