DRAT!

Yesterday, the House and Senate passed H.R. 5895, the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch and Military Construction Appropriations bill. The House passed the bill by a vote of 377-20 and the Senate passed it by a vote of 92-5.

The five Senators who voted no were:

Jeff Flake (R-AZ)
Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Ed Markey (D-MA)
Rand Paul (R-KY)
Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)

You can see the House roll-call here.

Also yesterday, Congressional Republicans and Democrats reached a deal to attach legislation funding the government until early December in order to allow them to avoid a government shutdown. The legislation will be attached to the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations and Defense bill, which passed the Senate overwhelmingly in August.

Adding language perceiving a shutdown to the bill guarantees this $854.3 billion welfare-warfare state monstrosity will pass overwhelmingly because it would be irresponsible to shut down the government, but it is not irresponsible to pile on more debt to fund failed programs.