Like Countable?

Install the App
TRY NOW

house Bill H.R. 3219

$788 Billion “Minibus”: FY2018 Funding for Defense, Veterans, Energy & Water, and Congress

Argument in favor

This spending package provides the resources needed to ensure military readiness, care for veterans, continue critical energy & water programs, and operate the legislative branch.

operaman's Opinion
···
07/27/2017
I support the minibus legislation. It supports the Military with funds to upgrade military hardware and troops plus Veterans. More energy for business and water management. What's not to like? But let's be cognizant of our National Debt.
Like (22)
Follow
Share
John's Opinion
···
07/22/2017
Without a strong defense you don't have to worry about anything else except learning a new language. Some people just don't get it. This world and this country has been as stable over the past 60 years because of the strength shown by this country's military. Has we remained in a Monroe Doctrine posture it would likely be very different today.
Like (8)
Follow
Share
···
07/22/2017
Our nation's military has been put on the back burner for the past eight years, making us very weak and vulnerable. It's high time we put some much needed funding into it and make us a formidable force once again. As for those who are crying about the amount being spent on defense, try living in a country without this type of defense budget. See how well you like it there. This is America, and if we want to remain independent and strong, a large budget for our defense is necessary.
Like (6)
Follow
Share

Argument opposed

This spending package provides too much defense funding and shortchanges too many critical areas, like renewable energy research. Plus these bills should be considered individually.

Adriel's Opinion
···
07/22/2017
Too many things in one bill. Separate them and decrease the insane amount of money budgeted towards defense.
Like (230)
Follow
Share
JustinM.D.Nelson's Opinion
···
07/22/2017
Too much money for the military, not nearly enough for veterans or renewable energy initiatives. A budget this big needs to be debated and discussed further.
Like (153)
Follow
Share
Lisa's Opinion
···
07/22/2017
Why are all of these lumped together? Also defense spending is too high and other areas are left short
Like (134)
Follow
Share

bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
  • The house Passed July 27th, 2017
    Roll Call Vote 235 Yea / 192 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Appropriations
    IntroducedJuly 13th, 2017

Log in or create an account to see how your Reps voted!
    I support the minibus legislation. It supports the Military with funds to upgrade military hardware and troops plus Veterans. More energy for business and water management. What's not to like? But let's be cognizant of our National Debt.
    Like (22)
    Follow
    Share
    Too many things in one bill. Separate them and decrease the insane amount of money budgeted towards defense.
    Like (230)
    Follow
    Share
    Too much money for the military, not nearly enough for veterans or renewable energy initiatives. A budget this big needs to be debated and discussed further.
    Like (153)
    Follow
    Share
    Why are all of these lumped together? Also defense spending is too high and other areas are left short
    Like (134)
    Follow
    Share
    You know what will make America better? It isn't strengthening the already best military force in the world. It isn't increasing the pockets of politicians. It's funding PUBLIC education, funding higher education for all, funding scientific advancement, funding technological research, funding health, and funding environmental protection. Oh wait, all those receive less, LESS, than a total of 20% of our Gross taxes paid annually. If anything, we should be allowed to choose where our taxes get allocated, and that further pushes transparency and solidifies need. It will also keep politicians honest because guess what, the people would hold the future of payments, not some undisclosed bank that no one knows who is really running (albeit the heads of all major banking institutions).
    Like (96)
    Follow
    Share
    These should be considered separately and not lumped together. I understand the importance of funding the Dept. of Defense (DOD), military & veterans. I just don't agree with wrapping in funding for energy & water development and the legislative branch into this bill. It seems like you're just trying to get the funding knowing the optics of voting against the military.
    Like (39)
    Follow
    Share
    As a veteran, it's deplorable that my care should be attached to a budget that profits the one percent and will only harm more service members. I'm not a pacifist, but this legislation only encourages reckless wars.
    Like (30)
    Follow
    Share
    There is too much defense spending here. I believe the pay raise should be funded, but we spend more on defense than the next top ten countries combined. We need to lower defense spending.
    Like (28)
    Follow
    Share
    Defense spending should be cut drastically and the items in this bill should be voted on separately.
    Like (24)
    Follow
    Share
    These items need to be considered separately. I support increased funding for veterans services but do not support any increase in defense funding that will unnecessarily funnel money to defense contractors. I support funding for improving water quality and renewable energy but do not support funding for fossil fuel energy. Stop trying to pass funding for things that do not benefit the greater population by lumping it with items that we do support.
    Like (17)
    Follow
    Share
    We spend more money on our military than the next 9 countries COMBINED - and most of them are our allies. Military aircraft are sent, new and unused, to a boneyard, because we simply aren't going to use them - it's
    Like (17)
    Follow
    Share
    When can we, the citizens, rely upon Congress to openly debate and compromise on the complex issues facing our country? So-called omnibus and minibus appropriation measures detract from judging a single issue (or related cluster of issues) on their merit alone. As such, pieces of legislation that run counter to the opinions and best interests of the American people can be snuck into legislation, and passed without the debate or scrutiny they deserve. One topic - one measure - one vote. It is not complicated. For example, within the fine print of this bill is decreased investment for renewable energy cultivation, potentially dangerous amendments to the Clean Water Act, and an exorbitant amount allocated toward military spending.
    Like (14)
    Follow
    Share
    Less on defense, more for renewables! Vote no!
    Like (13)
    Follow
    Share
    Glad my rep voted nay. All Republicans know is spend spend spend! And again they are spending middle class hard earned money on war profiteers. There is no reason all these things should be lumped together and we all know why. Can't wait till they all can be voted out and bring some sanity back to the budget.
    Like (13)
    Follow
    Share
    Too many different things in one bill. Separate them.
    Like (10)
    Follow
    Share
    A proud supporter of military funding and veteran affairs, but the fine print in this bill and seemingly unrelated issues that are ..well... as it appears trying to be snuck in a package, bad bill. These need to be separate. They aren't for a reason I'm sure...
    Like (10)
    Follow
    Share
    Money for the rich at the expense of our vets and environment I don't think so
    Like (10)
    Follow
    Share
    They should be separated. To much lumped together and percentages for each item need to be debated.
    Like (10)
    Follow
    Share
    Without a strong defense you don't have to worry about anything else except learning a new language. Some people just don't get it. This world and this country has been as stable over the past 60 years because of the strength shown by this country's military. Has we remained in a Monroe Doctrine posture it would likely be very different today.
    Like (8)
    Follow
    Share
    Don't spend my tax dollars on a wall. The DoD is getting too much money in this package. (Separated bills would be better. And we need more details).
    Like (8)
    Follow
    Share
    MORE