In a fight between the Notorious RBG and Princess Ivanka, I know *I* wouldn’t bet on the nepotist! Small ray of sunshine, if we can keep it, per the Washington Post:
Congressional negotiators reached an agreement late Sunday on a broad spending package to fund the government through the end of September, alleviating fears of a government shutdown later this week, several congressional aides said.
Congress is expected to vote on the roughly $1 trillion package early this week. The bipartisan agreement includes policy victories for Democrats, whose votes will be necessary to pass the measure in the Senate, as well as $12.5 billion in new military spending and $1.5 billion more for border security requested by Republican leaders in Congress…
The new border-security money comes with strict limitations that the Trump administration use it only for technology investments and repairs to existing fencing and infrastructure, the aides said…
Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) boasted that they were able to force Republicans to withdraw more than 160 unrelated policy measures, known as riders, including those that would have cut environmental funding and scaled back financial regulations for Wall Street.
Democrats fought to include $295 million to help Puerto Rico continue making payments to Medicaid, $100 million to combat opioid addiction, and increases in energy and science funding that Trump had proposed cutting. If passed, the legislation will ensure that Planned Parenthood continues to receive federal funding through September…
And while we’re speaking about winning, here’s a question from last Friday, from commentor Oldster:
Can I request a thread on the successes of the First Hundred Days?
I don’t mean *that* asshole’s successes. He has not had any (aside from looting the Treasury).
I mean the successes of the Resistance.
We cannot sit on our laurels, by any means. But we have done a lot better than I thought we would.
We have fought a lot harder, prevented more damage, and gummed up the wheels of the Republican death machine far more successfully than I thought we could. The future still looks far worse than it did on November 7. But not as bad as it looked on November 9.
And that’s something to celebrate!
What successes from the last hundred days would you celebrate? And what’s on the agenda for this week?