WASHINGTON — Congress limped Wednesday toward a rare bipartisan agreement on a $1.1 trillion spending bill to keep most of the government operating through next year, but dysfunction once again threatened to derail it.
The fissures emerged as lawmakers in both parties balked over details in the 1,600-page bill, including one provision that rolled back Wall Street regulations and could deliver a financial bounty to big banks, and another that would allow big donors to wield even more influence over political parties. More conservative Republicans continued to argue that the bill also did not do enough to try to scale back President Obama’s executive action on immigration. (New York Times)
JG: I propose that we change the name from 'U.S. Congress' to the 'Society for the Protection of Capitalist Billionaires, Millionaires & Banks.'