$1.1T spending bill introduced after last call in the dead of night
DENVER–Congressional leaders announced the details of a $1.1 trillion, 2,009-page spending bill to fund the government, shortly before 2 AM.
A separate 233-page tax-extenders bill was released just before midnight, which represents some of the most significant changes to the American tax code since 2012.
The bill does not contain measures guaranteeing increased screening processes or restrictions on Syrian refugee-relocation efforts, but does include a 5-year extension of wind and solar tax credits.
A lift on the oil-export ban is included in the spending bill, not the tax bill setting up more political theater and controversy.
Advancing Colorado Executive Director Jonathan Lockwood released the following statement:
“Politicians drunk with power are having closed-door meetings and gambling our lives away, introducing last-call legislation in the dead of night. People from both sides of the aisle are fed up with Washington’s addiction to crises and our so-called leaders’ irresponsible actions that negatively impact real human lives. Americans are being mugged by gangster government every single day and this is just one more episode of legislative belligerence against the American people that has become typical.”