It’s often difficult and cumbersome for many of us to read through a massive piece of legislation and understand everything it contains. Back in 2009, Rep. Nancy Pelosi told the nation that Congress needed to pass the Affordable Care Act in order to know what it contained. For those you that just don’t have the time to wade through the many pages of the new stop-gap spending bill, the Washington Post is giving you a peek in what all the bill contains.
Lawmakers reached an agreement late Sunday on a broad spending package to fund the federal government through the end of the fiscal year in September, ending weeks of uncertainty. The House and Senate are expected to vote on the package early this week. The bipartisan agreement includes $12.5 billion in new military spending and $1.5 billion more for border security, a major priority for Republican leaders in Congress.
So, what’s in the agreement? 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.
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? Here’s a link to the 1,600-page bill that you can see for yourself. Contact us or share details in the comments section:
Sometimes, it’s helpful to know where your tax dollars are being spent and other times, it’s extremely aggravating to see your hard-earned money wasted on other countries, on unnecessary special interest projects and liberal institutions like Planned Parenthood. Just to get your ire up, know that the stop-gap measure provides $331 million for everyone’s loved security group known as the TSA.