Early this morning the Senate passed the massive spending bill – a $1.3 billion package that increases military funding and domestic spending.
Yesterday, Rand Paul seemed to be the only person who was actually trying to read the bill and live tweeted the different sections as he read them. After page 600, he retired for the evening and concluded he would vote no because of wasteful spending.
I shared 600 pages tonight. I’m done tweeting them for the evening. If they insist on voting, I will vote no because it spends to much and there’s just too little time to read the bill and let everyone know what’s actually in it.
Thanks for sticking with me.
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) March 23, 2018
The bill passed 65-32, averting a potential government shutdown and funding the government through September 30.
However, in a new twist, President Trump tweeted this morning that he may veto the bill because it does not include provisions for DACA recipients or funding for the border wall.
I am considering a VETO of the Omnibus Spending Bill based on the fact that the 800,000 plus DACA recipients have been totally abandoned by the Democrats (not even mentioned in Bill) and the BORDER WALL, which is desperately needed for our National Defense, is not fully funded.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 23, 2018
If President Trump vetoes the bill, it would force a government shutdown, which could come this weekend.
This is a developing story.