(TargetLiberty.org) – On Monday, the Biden Administration’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) stated that they were against the Department of Defense appropriations bill that the House was considering.
The President has threatened that even if the appropriation bill reaches his office, he is still not going to sign it. The threat of veto could stop many of the Republican provisions that are within the legislation bill.
Still, while the administration is against the current form of the bill, it is likely that it could face several changes as it needs to also pass through the Democrat-controlled Senate in order to ever make it to Biden’s desk.
Congress also has to deal with the possibility that if the House and Senate, which are controlled by two different parties, do not reach a compromise on a funding bill before the deadline on Sept. 30 then the government might end up shutting down. For House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., this means that he needs to gather the necessary support from Senate Democrats in order to get this bill through.
The provisions included in the appropriations bill by House Republicans are in large part what has caused the controversies surrounding the bill. The OMB has maintained that should these provisions pass then there would be harm caused to access to reproductive health, LGBTQ+ safety and health, threats to marriage equality, and could devastate the administration’s climate change initiatives.
Apart from the appropriations bill, the House Republicans have threatened that they will be launching an impeachment inquiry into President Biden’s involvement in his son’s foreign business activities as soon as they return to the Capitol. However, any inquiry would be dependent on the government getting the necessary funding.
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