Tax Extenders

Senate Passes Omnibus

Pelosi Won’t Guarantee Democrat Votes on Omnibus

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will vote for the $1.1 trillion spending bill, but it’s unclear how many of her more liberal colleagues will follow her lead, a situation fluid enough that members and aides are concerned there might not be enough Democratic votes to offset Republican no votes.

Ryan Touts GOP Riders in Spending Bill

Pelosi Slams 'Immoral' Tax Breaks

The top two House Democrats came to the microphone after a caucus meeting Wednesday to reiterate opposition to the tax extenders package, with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi calling it "practically an immorality." Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer said Democrats would seek to force a House floor vote on a two-year tax extenders extension through the "previous question" procedural gambit.

Reid: Visa Waiver Legislation in Spending Bill

Minority Leader Harry Reid said at a news conference Tuesday that legislation regarding the visa waiver program would likely be included in the omnibus.

McConnell: Omnibus to Be Posted Tonight

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters he expects both the omnibus and tax extenders text to be posted later today.

The Kentucky Republican said the Republican Conference would meet again Wednesday morning to discuss the measures.

Omnibus Timeline Slips Past Monday