American taxpayers will continue to pay Planned Parenthood hundreds of millions of dollars each year despite Republican pledges to defund the nation’s largest abortion organization, sparking criticism from pro-life activists.
President Donald Trump tweeted Friday that he is considering a veto for the omnibus spending bill because it does not address the 800,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) recipients or adequately fund border security.
The House and Senate increased their own budgets in the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending package.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved a $1.3 trillion spending bill to avert a government shutdown and fund federal agencies through Sept. 30, despite a revolt by fiscal conservatives worried about what they called runaway spending.
Provisions that would help improve school security measures as well as ensure that required criminal and mental health records are submitted to the gun background check system were included in the Senate’s omnibus legislation on Wednesday.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development has completely scrapped the bidding process previously underway for contracts to manage the Section 8 program, which provides rental assistance to low-income persons, and will start again from scratch.
The National Endowment for the Arts is spending over $300,000 on new transgender plays, “social justice” theater, and other liberal projects.
The National Science Foundation is spending a quarter of a million dollars on a sociology study that seeks to ensure the “legitimacy” of women in the workplace.