Democrats strong-armed a $1 trillion spending bill through the House on Wednesday with the package passing 226-203. Standing out among the spending priorities in the legislation is an obvious effort by the Left to block President Trump’s policies on climate change, abortion, and immigration, according to a report by The Hill. The spending package specifically targets the Mexico City policy that blocks the U.S. from funding abortions abroad, prevents the U.S. withdrawal from the 2015 Paris climate accord, and funds gun violence research. The radical agenda in the bill sets up clear lines of demarcation for 2020.
Here’s more from The Hill…
Democrats on Wednesday muscled through a nearly $1 trillion spending bill that attempts to block President Trump’s policies on climate change, abortion and immigration, underscoring Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) argument that the House can work as a check on the administration.
Lawmakers passed the spending package in a 226-203 vote that fell largely along party lines. Seven Democrats voted against the measure, as did all Republicans.
The legislation includes the two largest government spending bills — one for Defense and one covering Labor, Health and Human Services and Education. It also covers funding bills for foreign operations and energy and water.