Gone is the Joe Biden being in the class of FDR….
Gone is the Progressives dreams…
Joe Manchin’s and Republican’s view of things IS what WILl be what Biden sign’s off on…
Oh? and the Pentagon gets more money…..
Reality politics bites….
The total, $1.5 trillion initiative reflects a dramatic shift in Washington, which under President Biden had been operating under a series of temporary spending patches that generally had frozen the federal government at older funding levels. It meant the White House could not achieve its grandest ambitions to boost federal programs in health care, education, science and research, despite issuing a budget last year that called for rejuvenating these agencies.
Now, federal domestic spending is set to reach $730 billion for the remainder of this fiscal year, a level that lawmakers described as the largest increase in nondefense money in four years. With it, Democrats also agreed to Republicans’ requests to deliver additional sums to the Pentagon, with defense funding slated to rise to $742 billion under the bill….
“During this time of great uncertainty and change, we are tackling some of our nation’s biggest challenges, including making health care more affordable, confronting the climate crisis, and protecting our national security,” said Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro (D-Conn.), the chair of the spending-focused House Appropriations Committee.
In the Senate, the chamber’s top Republican appropriator separately heralded the compromise, which pared back some of Democrats’ initial requests while securing more defense funding.
“The Omnibus rejects liberal policies and effectively addresses Republican priorities,” said Sen. Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala.). “The House and Senate should act quickly and send it to the President.”…