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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 article goes on to state the following:
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.
According to the report, the bill rejects many of President Trump’s “unacceptable” goals, including his “proposed deep cuts to the State Department, cuts to the National Institutes of Health, the elimination of advanced energy research and a massive increase in defense spending.”
The report also provides the following details:
The Democratic bill would eliminate what’s known as the Mexico City policy, which blocks the U.S. from funding foreign groups that promote abortion, and it would prevent withdrawal from the 2015 Paris climate accord. Another provision would fund research into the causes of gun violence.
The seven Democrats who opposed the measure are listed as follows:
- Denny Heck (Wash.)
- Ben McAdams (Utah)
- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.)
- Ilhan Omar (Minn.)
- Collin Peterson (Minn.)
- Ayanna Pressley (Mass.)
- Rashida Tlaib (Mich.).
The House today passed a nearly $1 trillion government spending bill mostly along party lines https://t.co/JnJd0NOBGo
Congress should nave a responsible budget plan in place before agreeing to more spending https://t.co/0JAqsRzggz.
— CRFB.org (@BudgetHawks) June 19, 2019
— The Hill (@thehill) June 19, 2019
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