January 17, 2014, 06:00 am
By Erik Wasson
The Senate’s approval Thursday night of a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill finally put to bed the government’s budget for 2014.
Rep. Hal Rogers (R-Ky.)
The biggest winner of the omnibus is the appropriations chairman who negotiated it and was rewarded with 359 votes on the floor.
Rogers opposed October’s government shutdown and has long argued winning conservative policy goals in a divided government is better achieved through negotiation rather than threats. With the omnibus, he has proof. Continue reading “Boehner, Mikulski among omnibus winners”