Lawmakers unveil sweeping $1.7 trillion government funding bill to avert shutdown

I believe this bill will pass both Houses on time and be signed into law before the Friday deadline.

While I have never liked this way of doing things, this bill is now a critical MUST pass, as it contains the Electoral Count Reform Act.

Of course, just like any omnibus, it contains both stuff I approve and stuff I do not approve. Ironically, this half assed way of doing things forces a measure of bipartisanship so it is not entirely bad I suppose.

But I will unequivocally support this bill, if for no other reason, than to gain passage of the embedded Electoral Count Reform Act. Anything bad in the bill is more than outweighed by this critically needed legislation.


Even if there’s stuff I like in it, I’ll never support this method of passing spending.

Can’t pass a real budget, shut it down until they do.


This isn’t how it’s done and the only reason this is being ramrodded is because it has corrupt spending in it. When ever you hear the name these turd politicians call it, know…it’s to sheoplize you and tell you what you want to hear but believe me…it’s filled with crap, fat and spending that is not what the title of the bill says it is…PERIOD!


All that voted for it should be run out of office.


Shutting down the government has always been reckless.

If you want to get spending bills passed in the regular order, the only way is to remove the 60 vote requirement in the Senate. Short of that, it is going to be omnibuses or nothing.


Continuing from my reply to the previous poster, removing the 60 vote requirement is the only permanent solution.

Then I choose nothing.

Nothing gets funded. Then we can heat up the tar and truck in the feathers.


EVERY Congressman, at some point, has voted for an omnibus. You would have to boot ALL of them.

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Probably the word is omnibi.

Garbage in, garbage out.


The funny part about this bill is there is more stuff for Republicans in it, but it will be passed by mostly Democrats. Mitch gets what he wants because the Democrats don’t want to have to deal with a government shutdown leading into the new Congress.

I can’t wait to see if those 13 republicans follow up on their threat to oppose anything a Republican Senator supports if they vote to pass this.


Given the craziness of the English language where the plural of mouse is mice but the plural of house is not hice.

Webster Dictionary does not even show a plural for omnibus.

Britannica Dictionary gives omnibuses as the plural.

Wiktionary gives both omnibuses and omnibusses as a standard plural and lists omnibi as a non standard plural.

So there you go.

But this is English, so we should expect a “make it up as you go along” sort of language. :smile:

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Doesnt this always happen. A last minute deal to avert armageddon.

I bet they have decided it days in advance over a beer but enjoy the play acting to look tough.

I really think when I retire I should run for congress. Its an easy gig. I would employ @SixFoot to post memes for me on social media to connect with “the kids”.


Since 1976, Congress has finished all appropriations bills on time only 4 times.

1976 for fy1977
1988 for fy1989
1994 for fy1995
1996 for fy1997

Over a quarter of a century since the appropriations process was completed in the regular order. Everything since then has been an omnibus.

That would be a fantastic way of funding the Adventure Van. :rofl:


Omnibus is the dative plural case of a neuter Latin noun, not the nominative of a singular masculine noun, so the plural should not be omnibi but that form has probably has been accepted through misusage.

And that’s my extremely annoying “well ackhscually” comment for the day. Sorry.

Latin is cool. Wish it was still spoken.


Or there’s this:

Omnibi - Sexuality Wiki - Fandom › wiki › Omnibi
Omnibi (Omnibiro if they are omnisexual biromantic) is a sexuality who’s sexuality is both omnisexual biromantic/omniromantic bisexual, or they are fluid …


Hahahaha. Wow. The things we learn.

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Or the things some people fabricate.

Senate votes yes on the motion to proceed to consideration of the omnibus.

70 to 25 with 5 not voting.

YEAs —70

Baldwin (D-WI)
Bennet (D-CO)
Blumenthal (D-CT)
Blunt (R-MO)
Booker (D-NJ)
Boozman (R-AR)
Brown (D-OH)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Capito (R-WV)
Cardin (D-MD)
Carper (D-DE)
Casey (D-PA)
Collins (R-ME)
Coons (D-DE)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Cortez Masto (D-NV)
Cotton (R-AR)
Duckworth (D-IL)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Gillibrand (D-NY)
Graham (R-SC)
Grassley (R-IA)
Hassan (D-NH)
Heinrich (D-NM)
Hirono (D-HI)
Hyde-Smith (R-MS)
Kaine (D-VA)
Kelly (D-AZ)
King (I-ME)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Leahy (D-VT)
Lujan (D-NM)
Manchin (D-WV)
Markey (D-MA)
McConnell (R-KY)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Merkley (D-OR)
Moran (R-KS)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Murphy (D-CT)
Murray (D-WA)
Ossoff (D-GA)
Padilla (D-CA)
Peters (D-MI)
Portman (R-OH)
Reed (D-RI)
Romney (R-UT)
Rosen (D-NV)
Rounds (R-SD)
Rubio (R-FL)
Sanders (I-VT)
Schatz (D-HI)
Schumer (D-NY)
Shaheen (D-NH)
Shelby (R-AL)
Sinema (D-AZ)
Smith (D-MN)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Tester (D-MT)
Thune (R-SD)
Tuberville (R-AL)
Van Hollen (D-MD)
Warner (D-VA)
Warnock (D-GA)
Warren (D-MA)
Whitehouse (D-RI)
Wicker (R-MS)
Wyden (D-OR)
Young (R-IN)

NAYs —25

Blackburn (R-TN)
Braun (R-IN)
Cassidy (R-LA)
Cramer (R-ND)
Crapo (R-ID)
Daines (R-MT)
Ernst (R-IA)
Fischer (R-NE)
Hagerty (R-TN)
Hawley (R-MO)
Hoeven (R-ND)
Johnson (R-WI)
Kennedy (R-LA)
Lankford (R-OK)
Lee (R-UT)
Lummis (R-WY)
Marshall (R-KS)
Paul (R-KY)
Risch (R-ID)
Sasse (R-NE)
Scott (R-FL)
Scott (R-SC)
Sullivan (R-AK)
Tillis (R-NC)
Toomey (R-PA)

Not Voting - 5

Barrasso (R-WY)
Burr (R-NC)
Cruz (R-TX)
Hickenlooper (D-CO)
Inhofe (R-OK)