It is the job of Congress and the Senate to look over bills before they vote on them. It is crucial to the Democratic process that our Senators/Congressman do their job. So then why is it that lawmakers recently pushed through a last-minute 1.3 Trillion budget bill that almost none of them even looked at. Well except for Senator Rand Paul.
Trump explained that he too was upset about the overwhelming size of the budget bill as well the last minute nature in which it passed. But he ultimately signed it in because the Budget bill helped the military.
Rand read the bill and reported/tweeted some of the figures seen in the bill.
1m for the Cultural Antiquities Task Force
$6.25m for the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation
$20m for Countering Foreign State Propaganda
$12m for Countering State Disinformation and Pressure
$5m for Vietnam Education Foundation Grants
$2.579m for Commission on Security and Co-operation in Europe
$15m to USAID for promoting international higher education between universities
$2.696bn for International Disaster Assistance
Page 376 of terrible, rotten, no-good budget-busting bill:
I found it! I found it! Border security, what President Trump wanted! no . . .wait a minute section says Defense can spend what funds it determines to enhance the border security of Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, and Tunisia
$1.371bn for Contributions to International Organizations
$51m to promote International Family Planning and Reproductive Health
$7m promoting International Conservation
$10m for UN Environmental Programs
Page 430 of “crumni-bus:” Good news.
The government is going to “earn” $350 million by selling oil from Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Bad news is the $ won’t go to reduce the $21 trillion debt. The $ will be instead be spent elsewhere by the Federal government.
$1m for the World Meteorological Organization
$218m for Promoting Democracy Development in Europe (yep..the birthplace of democracy needs promoting)
$25m for International Religious Freedom
$10m for disadvantaged Egyptian Students
$9 billion for Govt Services Admin that oversees federal properties Fed government spends $1.7 billion a year to maintain 770,000 empty buildings while continuing to buy new properties.”
$12m for Scholarships for Lebanon
$20m for Middle East Partnership Initiative Scholarship Program
$12m in military funding for Vietnam
$3.5m in nutrition assistance to Laos
$15m in Developmental assistance to China
$10m for Women LEOs in Afghanistan