Charles Schumer Archive
the presiding officer: the democratic leader. mr. schumer: it's always a pleasure to hear from my friend, the senator from utah when i agree with him and even when i don't. thank you. serious stuff, mr. president. mr. president, we must pass another extension of government funding by this thursday. there isn't much time to waste. and yet speaker ryan is again considering a cromnibus, a short-term extension of funding for urgent domestic priorities but a long-term extension and a large increase of funding for defense. to placate the ultraconservatives in his caucus. of course a cromnibus is merely a reuss designed to slash funding for education and health care, infrastructure, scientific research, all the things that many in the freedom caucus don't want the government to support. that's why 44 senate democrats warned our republican colleagues in a letter last year that we wouldn't support a cromnibus and that it could never pass the senate. we want to fund defense, absolutely, but we...
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