Just Another Excuse to Spend (H.R. 7110)
The fiscal “stimulus” bill coming to the House floor today (H.R. 7110) will bust the Majority’s budget with provisions that are not timely, or targeted, or temporary, as Democrats previously claimed to advocate for such legislation. It is mainly an infrastructure bill – most of which will take years to spend out – providing a vehicle for a range of other new spending. The bill totals $61 billion through 2018, and will be considered under a closed rule that waives most points of order. As with the continuing resolution/minibus considered earlier this week, legislative language for H.R. 7110 was made available fewer than 24 hours before Members would be required to vote on it.
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