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No surprise: WH announces support for omnibus spending bill

posted at 3:10 pm on January 14, 2014 by

The White House announced its support for the bipartisan compromise on FY2014 spending, the omnibus HR 3547 that emerged this morning.  OMB issued this statement a few minutes ago:

STATEMENT OF ADMINISTRATION POLICY

House Amendment to H.R. 3547 – Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014

(Rep. Rogers, R-KY)

 

The Administration supports House passage of H.R. 3547, making appropriations for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes.  The legislation adheres to the funding levels agreed to in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, and reflects compromise by both parties.  It unwinds some of the damaging cuts caused by sequestration, ensures the continuation of critical services that the American people depend on, and invests in essential areas such as education, infrastructure, manufacturing, and scientific research, which contribute to growing the economy, creating jobs, and strengthening the middle class.  Further, H.R. 3547 is a positive step forward that helps return the budget process to regular order.  The Administration urges swift passage of the legislation.

I’d guess that this is a clear signal that the bill will sail through the Democratic-controlled Senate with no changes. It’s interesting to note the White House’s appreciation for regular order in the budget process.  Too bad they didn’t demand that from Harry Reid in the 2010-2o13 period.

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No surprise: WH announces support for omnibus spending bill

…it’s that word !

KOOLAID2 on January 14, 2014 at 3:21 PM

The post-budget era is just awesome…

Murphy9 on January 14, 2014 at 4:43 PM

1,582-pages?

Murphy9 on January 14, 2014 at 4:57 PM

lol there’s a line in there that will get those Korean M1 garands, carbines and pistols back into the US.

Spade on January 14, 2014 at 6:16 PM

Am I confused? What does this bill have to do with “regular order”?

It was negotiated in secret, it was written in secret (mostly by Democratic staffers), there will be no amendments allowed, and it will be passed without ever being read. God help us, if this is the new “regular order”.

pilsener on January 15, 2014 at 1:22 PM

Am I confused? What does this bill have to do with “regular order”?

pilsener on January 15, 2014 at 1:22 PM

This is not regular order. The vast majority of the RINO run committees never completed their budget bills.

What we have is the New improved HotAir where fiscal conservatism is shunned.

With Hotair now shunning both fiscal and social conservatives, what is left?

Freddy on January 15, 2014 at 5:10 PM