Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Convention security funding passes House... still not out of the woods

WE'VE MOVED! Democratic Convention Watch is now at http://www.DemocraticConventionWatch.com

The House passed an amendment containing $50 million funding for the Democratic National Convention yesterday as part of a massive Omnibus funding bill.

Another amendment to the bill gives $30 billion for the war in Afghanistan but no funding for Iraq. Bush has stated that he will veto anything that doesn't fund his disaster of a war. And before the bill even reaches the White House it needs to pass the Senate which is expected to look at it today.

With the Democrat's slim majority in the Senate the bill is unlikely to pass as is. Most likely a new amendment will be introduced tying Iraq funding to a troop withdrawal.

You can read more information on the bill at the links below.
Rock Mountain News
Washington Post
Google News