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National Review Rips Spending Bill as 'Embarrassment, Disgrace'

National Review Rips Spending Bill as 'Embarrassment, Disgrace'
(AP)

By    |   Friday, 23 March 2018 11:16 AM EDT

National Review has condemned the nation's $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill, labeling it an "embarrassment" and "disgrace."

"[It] raises discretionary spending as the national debt grows; and fails to deliver on any major GOP priorities except increased defense spending," the conservative opinion magazine said in an editorial published Thursday.

"What might turn out to be the signature achievement of unified Republican government this year is the sort of legislation that would have been right at home in the Obama administration."

The magazine's editors say that during the Obama administration, they argued that the federal budgetary process had become "an exercise in reckless liberal overreach."

"The federal government was abusing the budgetary process, we said, wasting money and expanding itself at the expense of civil society," they write.

"The hope was that once the GOP gained power, it would act with procedural integrity, begin to try to return the government to its proper role, and deliver significant conservative victories on budgetary policy."

But with "the exception of the defense spending, [the omnibus plan] is an embarrassment and a disgrace."

Early Friday morning, the Senate gave final approval of the bill before funding for the government expires at midnight. The House approved it on Thursday.

But President Donald Trump said he was "considering" a veto of the plan over concerns about young "Dreamer" immigrants and full funding for his border wall.

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National Review has condemned the nation’s $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill, labelling it an “embarrassment” and “disgrace.”
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2018-16-23
Friday, 23 March 2018 11:16 AM
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