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GOP Establishment Throwing Away Majority In Omnibus

RINO House Speaker Paul Ryan told the GOP conference that he is planning to pass the massive, $1.3 trillion omnibus on Thursday, according to House Republicans quoted in yesterday’s Politico.

This means conservatives have 24 hours or less to let their Members of Congress know where they stand on the host of issues Ryan and the Republican establishment are trying to sneak into the bill with the connivance of the Senate Democrats.

Republican leadersThat means on the House's current schedule, the Senate would have just a day to pass the bill before government funding runs out on Friday evening — allowing for any one senator to shut the government down briefly. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) caused such a shutdown last month in protest over a budget deal.

Politico reports Senator Paul would not rule out doing everything he can to stop the spending bill if he views it as poorly as he did a budget bill in February.

“I will oppose the bill. I have to make a decision about whether or I will accept a time agreement,” Paul told reporters on Tuesday.

That sounds good to us, because – as usual – the omnibus has become a freight train loaded with anti-conservative pork and policy.

The biggest pork project is Democrat Chuck Schumer’s $900 million in funding for the Gateway tunnel project in New York, a key priority of Schumer and New York-area Democrats. Trump has told Republicans he will veto a bill that funds the project specifically.

“The secretary of transportation has explained if you put that much money in one project it’s going to crimp projects across the country she needs to fund. It‘s also a project that a majority of House Republicans… voted against," Short said. “The president has made his wishes well known so I think we’re going to be fine."

Another sticking point according to Politico is immigration and border security. Talks to extend Obama’s unconstitutional DACA program fell apart over the weekend, but congressional Democrats spent Monday and Tuesday pushing to freeze hiring of immigration enforcement officials in return for providing Trump more than $1 billion in funding on his border wall.

Politico reports that, according to a Democratic aide, Republican leaders are ready to cave and will likely agree on about $1.6 billion in border funding that would help finance some fencing and security and avoid directly funding the large concrete wall that Trump wants.

Meanwhile, the Democrats, RINO Republican leaders and the White House are also trying to sneak gun control into the omnibus.

“We remain hopeful that Fix NICS is in the omni," Short said of the plan to use the omnibus to pass the so-called “Fix NICS” bill.

Conservatives believe that bill would make it more difficult for some veterans to buy a gun, and do little to improve school safety or keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill and Muslim terrorists.

"There are still some key questions. There's a NICS question, there's an Internet sales tax question, there‘s [an Obamacare] question. There's a Gateway project financing question," principled limited government constitutional conservative Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio told Politico. "It looks like a lot of those things aren't gonna be in it, which is a good step, but it still spends way too much money."

We wish we could share Rep. Jordan’s optimism that the bad stuff isn’t going to be in the bill, but experience and Mr. Jordan’s colleague Rep. Mark Meadows tell us otherwise.

Rep. Mark Meadows, Chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, told Breitbart News Daily host Amanda House on Tuesday that the “Senate Democrats seem to be calling most of the shots” on the omnibus spending battle.

Meadows told Ms. House, “It’s the typical thing that happens in Washington, DC. You see, you got so many deadlines, and then, honestly, we wouldn’t run our businesses back home or run your household back home this way, but it seems like everything lurches from deadline to deadline.”

He continued, “We did have a meeting yesterday, Amanda. Basically, we tried to outline some of the things that are in the omnibus for conservatives. I don’t know that this will be a good week because this week, there will be a number of add-ons in the spending bill that will be troubling with not just the amount of money we’re spending, but also the riders that many of us fight for, because conservative causes are not getting any attention because the Senate Democrats seem to be calling most of the shots.”

The North Carolina congressman asked, “Why are we not defunding Planned Parenthood? Why are we not getting significant funding for the wall? Why do we continue to fund sanctuary cities? A lot of these questions continue to be left unanswered. Certainly, it’s not just Democrats that need to answer these questions, but Republicans as well.”

According to Breitbart’s reporting, Meadows declared that many politicians campaign as fighters of limited government; however, they often fight for liberal causes when arriving at Capitol Hill.

The House Freedom Caucus chairman argued, “Sometimes you will find that people will campaign one way and then act another way once they get here to office. Some people like to campaign like a conservative and legislate like a progressive.”

To that we can only say, “It’s the primaries, stupid.”

We urge CHQ readers to call the toll-free Capitol Switchboard (1-866-220-0044) to ask for House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Tell Rep. McCarthy that if he wants to keep his Republican majority in the House there should be no internet sales tax in the omnibus, no funding for Planned Parenthood, no Chuck Schumer earmark for the bloated New York – New Jersey tunnel, no insurance company Obamacare bailout, no Ex-Im bank cronyism, and absolutely no new gun control in this year’s omnibus.

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Omnibus USA

The government should be worried about conservative values, not the liberal democrat views. When are our congressmen and senators going to get a pair, of B's and do what is right, for the country for a change? The Republicans have been bending over, to the liberal democrats for to long. It is time for them to get right, for the country and stop trying to appease, the democrats that are not in power. We did not elect them to sit on their thumbs, which is what they have done presently. President Trump has done more than them, with the stroke of his pen.

REPUBLICAN MAJORITY

You are sadly mistaken if you believe that the majority of the republicans and perhaps the progressive democrats as well have any core values that they are willing to fight for.
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Their core values seems to change depending who is in the White House and who controls Congress. It's the votes they can secure by their changing core values that matter to these political hacks that reside in the swamp.
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Far too many members of Congress have one core value they believe in and will fight to the death for and that is to get re-elected.
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So if mitch mcconnell wins his re-election he could care less if the republicans keep control, he will be elected minority leader because those who remain are willing to vote for a loser as long as they keep their seats in Congress.