Driving the Day: Reid Calls Troop Bill a “Diversion”
Despite claims of progress, Congressional leaders left the White House last night without a deal on how to fund the government for the remainder of the fiscal year. That means, House Republicans are likely to move forward with their troop funding bill, which would fund the military for the remainder of the fiscal year, keep the government fully operational for another week and cut another $12 billion in spending.
As we said earlier this week, we can fight about spending cuts, tax increases and entitlement reform all we want – and we need to – but we should make sure our troops are taken care of.
Over at National Review, Andrew Stiles summed it up nicely
A befuddled Harry Reid (D., Nev.) threw a flash tantrum on the Senate floor… At this point, he’s simply reading off an old script. Republicans are united behind the one-week measure, dubbed “The Troop Funding Bill.” Even Tea Party favorite Rep. Mike Pence (R., Ind.) is on board, because “the troops comes first.”