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house Bill H.R. 695

Funding the Gov't Until February 8th Plus $5 Billion for Border Security & $7 Billion for Disaster Relief

Argument in favor

Continuing resolutions that temporarily fund the government like this are far from ideal, but sometimes they’re necessary to ensure the federal government stays open for business. A partial government shutdown should be avoided at all costs.

SneakyPete's Opinion
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01/30/2018
“CONTINUING RESOLUTIONS ARE A MUST, TO KEEP OUR GOVERNMENT, FUNCTIONING” Continuing resolutions that temporarily fund the government like this are far from ideal, but sometimes they’re necessary to ensure the federal government stays open for business. A partial government shutdown should be avoided at all costs. As an American veteran, I strongly recommend passage of the appropriations bill which provides vital funding for our nation’s defense, ensuring that the military is ready to defend America, while taking care of the troops and their families by giving them a pay raise, and the equipment needed to perform their duties. SneakyPete..... 👍🏻💰💰💰🙀. 12*19*18.....
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01/30/2017
This seems to create a centralized system for tracking criminal histories for individuals who require background checks due to working with vulnerable populations. This could be beneficial, in that it would reduce the burdens associated with repeatedly conducting background checks on individuals as they move through different positions. However, like the NICS system, it would need to have clearly defined processes and appeals systems. The full text isn't out yet, but will be here: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/695/text
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01/30/2018
Okay Countable...my post below was not posted regarding the recent border funding, but was posted months ago in relation to funding our military! What gives? How did it get regurgitated under yesterday’s border funding legislation (which I’m for, BTW)? “Dec 2016 the news broke; the first time ever there were zero aircraft carriers patrolling anywhere in the world. If anyone thinks that made the world safer, they are morons. Under the Obama administration and sequester our military was decimated! Lack of parts and crucial training has led to an increase in loss of life and military hardware that we can’t afford to lose. Yes, Pentagon waste should always be under scrutiny, but give our war-fighters the tools and support they need to face growing threats from NOKO, China, and Iran, to name a few. I say double what they ask for, then we’ll all be a hell of a lot safer around the globe.”
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Argument opposed

Funding the government for seven weeks, only to resume the same debate over border security funding that’s been playing out won’t resolve the issue. It’d be better to let the government partially shut down to force lawmakers to strike a longer-term deal.

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01/29/2018
I rather see that money spent on education and health
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Michael777's Opinion
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01/30/2018
Like this if you agree that you are sick and tired of seeing Congress claim they give a shi* about the deficit, yet they continually approve of these colossal defense-spending bills that cost more than $600 billion EACH nearly every few months! Please ask yourselves this: Why are we currently engaged in combat in 8 DIFFERENT POOR COUNTRIES that are clearly no immediate threat to us? Why are people complaining that we can not find a few billion dollars to fully fund CHIP for 10 years, but we can somehow find hundreds of billions of dollars for our already powerful military? What would you rather see your tax dollars being spent on: More weapons designed to murder people, or education funding to colleges to help lower tuition costs for yourselves and your children?
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01/30/2018
This is way too much on defense. We always complain like we shouldn’t be policing the entire world yet we insist on continuing to spend we are. How about putting this money towards healthcare for veterans or education for our kids?
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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate Passed October 16th, 2017
    Passed by Voice Vote
      senate Committees
      Committee on the Judiciary
  • The house Passed December 20th, 2018
    Roll Call Vote 217 Yea / 185 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on the Judiciary
    IntroducedJanuary 24th, 2017

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What is House Bill H.R. 695?

(Updated 12/20/18) This legislation has been amended by the House to provide $5.7 billion in funding for border security and $7.8 billion in disaster relief. That’s in addition to serving as the legislative vehicle for a continuing resolution (CR) that would aim to prevent a partial government shutdown at midnight on Friday, December 21st by funding roughly one-fourth of the federal discretionary budget at current levels through February 8, 2019 (which was all the bill included when the Senate passed it on 12/19/18). In its original form, the bill was the House’s FY18 defense appropriations bill, but those provisions have been removed. A breakdown of the bill in its current form can be found below.

Specifically, the bill would provide funding for the seven FY2019 appropriations bills that haven’t yet been enacted, including:

  • Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies;

  • Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies;

  • Financial Service and General Government;

  • Homeland Security;

  • Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies;

  • State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs; and

  • Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies.


The continuing resolution would also authorize several expiring programs (all of which have been covered by past CRs) through February 8, 2019, including:

  • The National Flood Insurance Program;

  • The Violence Against Women Act and related programs;

  • The Pesticide Registration Improvement Act;

  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); and

  • Immigration-related extensions including EB-5, E-Verify, Conrad 30 program for international medical school graduates, programs Special Immigrant Religious Workers, and H2B returning worker authority for Homeland Security.

Further, the continuing resolution would provide an extension for several programs that haven’t been temporarily authorized by previous CRs, including:

  • Homeland Security programs under the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Act would be authorized through February 8th;

  • Two expiring provisions of the Pandemic All-Hazards Preparedness Act would be authorized through February 8th;

  • Two Medicaid programs — Medicaid Money-Follows-the-Person and Spousal Impoverishment — would be authorized through March 31, 2019 and their cost would be offset;

  • The Statutory Pay As You Go (PAYGO) scorecard balance would be debited to the following year.

House Amendment

The section of the bill would provide $5.7 billion in funding for border security (including $5 billion for the construction of a wall system) and $7.8 billion in disaster relief assistance through numerous federal programs.

Impact

Covered federal agencies; and Congress.

Cost of House Bill H.R. 695

A CBO cost estimate is unavailable.

More Information

In-DepthSenate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-AL) offered the following statement on the continuing resolution to extend government funding through February 8, 2019

“Having already funded 75 percent of the government on time with broad bipartisan support, I am disappointed that we could not come to an agreement on the remaining 25 percent. However, I am committed to keeping the government open and will take the next six weeks to continue working toward that end. The President is right that we must secure our borders. I hope that this continuing resolution will provide us the time to work out our differences in a thoughtful manner and reach a bipartisan consensus on important national priorities.”

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said the bill would be supported by House Democrats:

“Democrats offered President Trump a clear path forward to pass six bipartisan appropriations bills along with a one-year continuing resolution for the Homeland Security bill. Democratic and Republican Appropriators have been ready to pass these bills in a bipartisan way, and we are grateful for their leadership to meet the needs of the American people. This is a missed opportunity to pass full-year funding bills now. However, Democrats will be ready to fully, responsibly fund our government in January, and we will support this continuing resolution.”

The Trump administration had threatened to shut down the government if its request for $5 billion in border security funding wasn’t met.


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Summary by Eric Revell

(Photo Credit: iStock.com / uschools)

AKA

Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2018

Official Title

A bill to amend the National Child Protection Act of 1993 to establish a voluntary national criminal history background check system and criminal history review program for certain individuals who, related to their employment, have access to children, the elderly, or individuals with disabilities, and for other purposes.

    “CONTINUING RESOLUTIONS ARE A MUST, TO KEEP OUR GOVERNMENT, FUNCTIONING” Continuing resolutions that temporarily fund the government like this are far from ideal, but sometimes they’re necessary to ensure the federal government stays open for business. A partial government shutdown should be avoided at all costs. As an American veteran, I strongly recommend passage of the appropriations bill which provides vital funding for our nation’s defense, ensuring that the military is ready to defend America, while taking care of the troops and their families by giving them a pay raise, and the equipment needed to perform their duties. SneakyPete..... 👍🏻💰💰💰🙀. 12*19*18.....
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    I rather see that money spent on education and health
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    Like this if you agree that you are sick and tired of seeing Congress claim they give a shi* about the deficit, yet they continually approve of these colossal defense-spending bills that cost more than $600 billion EACH nearly every few months! Please ask yourselves this: Why are we currently engaged in combat in 8 DIFFERENT POOR COUNTRIES that are clearly no immediate threat to us? Why are people complaining that we can not find a few billion dollars to fully fund CHIP for 10 years, but we can somehow find hundreds of billions of dollars for our already powerful military? What would you rather see your tax dollars being spent on: More weapons designed to murder people, or education funding to colleges to help lower tuition costs for yourselves and your children?
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    This is way too much on defense. We always complain like we shouldn’t be policing the entire world yet we insist on continuing to spend we are. How about putting this money towards healthcare for veterans or education for our kids?
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    Our bloated and mismanaged military budget doesn't need any more funding. Did you ever find all that missing Pentagon money that came to light right before 9/11? Clean your house and manage your money. I don't want any more tax dollars going the military industrial complex. If you want more money try raising corporate taxes and taxes on the wealthy to pay for it instead of lowering it.
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    Why don't we spend this money on healthcare, education, and resources instead?
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    This isn’t defense spending, it’s offense spending. We’re spending money putting troops and resources into countries that they shouldn’t be in and even with all this money being thrown at military, we haven’t made the world a safer place. This money is just being used to fund the military-industrial complex. Military spending needs to be slashed! Put it towards healthcare, education, and job training instead.
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    Cut and slash. Give us a defense, not an empire. Not our job to police the world. Back the budget down to only what it takes to defend American soil.
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    This seems to create a centralized system for tracking criminal histories for individuals who require background checks due to working with vulnerable populations. This could be beneficial, in that it would reduce the burdens associated with repeatedly conducting background checks on individuals as they move through different positions. However, like the NICS system, it would need to have clearly defined processes and appeals systems. The full text isn't out yet, but will be here: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/695/text
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    I don’t like government shutdowns, but I’ve had it with kicking the can down the road. Only a quarter of our government will be shuttered. I want the president to go for the whole $25 billion and do the wall all at once. Doing it piecemeal isn’t cost effective, but being a realist I know we won’t get all of it now. But I don’t want any compromise with the Democrats, no compromise with the nations security. The whole $5 billion now, get the wall built and done now. #MAGA #Build the damn wall!
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    Okay Countable...my post below was not posted regarding the recent border funding, but was posted months ago in relation to funding our military! What gives? How did it get regurgitated under yesterday’s border funding legislation (which I’m for, BTW)? “Dec 2016 the news broke; the first time ever there were zero aircraft carriers patrolling anywhere in the world. If anyone thinks that made the world safer, they are morons. Under the Obama administration and sequester our military was decimated! Lack of parts and crucial training has led to an increase in loss of life and military hardware that we can’t afford to lose. Yes, Pentagon waste should always be under scrutiny, but give our war-fighters the tools and support they need to face growing threats from NOKO, China, and Iran, to name a few. I say double what they ask for, then we’ll all be a hell of a lot safer around the globe.”
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    Just audit the military and you will find this money. Former navy here, lots of funding is just wasted
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    Wow, that’s fucking shady. Of course we all want background checks for volunteers. But almost $7Billion for the murder machine? With my taxes not Morgan Stanley’s, or Apple, or GE. One item, one bill. Scumbags.
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    The military is bankrupting our country! There is no reason to increase the military budget every year. Maybe it’s time to focus less on killing Arabs and more on fixing issues for our people
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    NO FUCKING BORDER WALL! I normally don’t curse online but this is BULLSHIT!
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    We spend more than the next what, 5 countries put together? I think we’re spending enough.
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    The military needs to be scaled down, and attention given to the infrastructure problems in our country instead.
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    Google image search US Defense spending and then Defense spending by country.. This is a fucking ridiculous amount of money.
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    Yes. Our military must be fully equipped, trained and combat ready at all times 24-7, 365 days a year. Fund them now. Cut all spending for illegal aliens. Use the money to take care of our military and veterans.
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    Seems like a lot of money. Maybe if we'd stop getting in wars that we have no business being in and then cont'ing our involvement for years and years we wouldn't need to spend so much money. How about spending some of this money on our domestic issues?
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