Several sources are reporting that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pulled the $1.1 trillion (1,924 page) Omnibus bill from consideration early this evening.
Maybe the madness is over! Supposedly they will pass a Continuing Resolution to fund congress into next year. The Democrats, who controlled Congress, failed to pass any of the 12 Apprpropriations bills (they should have been passed prior to October 1). Montana’s junior Senator, Jon Tester (D), is a member of the Appropriations Committee.
Hopefully, this will put an end to the craziness and an end to Senator Jon Tester’s Forest bill that was rewritten and inserted into the Omnibus Bill without any committee hearings or debate in the senate or the House.
If that’s the case, Tester will have to start over when the 112th Congress goes into session in early January. Maybe Tester will learn from this bitter defeat and be more open and transparent next Congress…