December 20, 2022

Congressional leaders released a bipartisan government funding bill early today that includes revision of the Electoral Count Act aimed at preventing another Jan. 6, and closing off options for future candidates to steal elections. Via NBC News:

They expect to pass the bill in the coming days to avoid a government shutdown slated to begin this weekend. It is the product of lengthy negotiations between the two parties and has President Joe Biden's support.

[...] The massive $1.7 trillion spending package funds federal agencies through next fall. It includes $44.9 billion in U.S. aid to Ukraine as the country fights to hold off Russia in the ongoing war. It also would provide $40.6 billion in disaster relief and would bar the use of TikTok on government devices for national security reasons.

The Senate is expected to vote first and send the legislation to the House. It could be the last major bill that passes this year before Republicans seize control of the House on Jan. 3.

Kevin McCarthy is screeching that it's not fair of the current Congress to not wait until the new majority is seated. Sucks to be you, Kevin! Nobody likes you!

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