11/20/2004

Daily Kos :: So It Begins... Anti-Abortion Language Added To Spending Bill

Daily Kos :: So It Begins... Anti-Abortion Language Added To Spending Bill
In the previous thread, Meteor Blades wrote about Democratic and Republican moderates. I guess we get to see who they are fairly early. Barbara Boxer will lead this charge

who warned Friday that she would use procedural tactics to slow Senate business to a crawl if the language is not altered.

As to the other moderates, well...

On Friday, eight female senators - seven Democrats and one Republican, Olympia J. Snowe of Maine - wrote a letter to Senator Stevens asking that the language be changed and complaining that it had not gone through committee or to the Senate floor for a vote...

Lawmakers in the House and the Senate intended to vote on the omnibus bill on Saturday, when a stopgap spending measure is set to expire at midnight. Congress failed to pass 9 of its 13 required spending bills before recessing for the election, leaving much of the government - with the exception of the Pentagon and the Department of Homeland Security - to operate under the interim measure.

Not only is the spending bill needed, it's got pork for the home folks. Stay tuned for this one. But just don't read about it. Your contact list is here.

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