LOOP: Spending Bill, Zelinsky, Border, Storm

Sharing a few article links from the Loop

OMNIBUS TO FUND PROSECUTION OF PRO-LIFERS The omnibus spending bill currently under consideration in Congress includes millions of dollars earmarked for the Biden administration’s continued prosecution of pro-life activists under the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act. “Congress has a duty to stop this. Taxpayers should not be forced to finance this witch hunt,” said CatholicVote Director of Government Affairs Tom McClusky. READ
LEADING REPUBLICAN: STOP OMNIBUS Rep. James Comer, R-KY, the incoming chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, is urging Senators to reject the $1.85 trillion omnibus spending bill, calling the priority of stopping it “imperative” for the GOP’s success in the next Congress. Twenty Republican senators already voted Tuesday on a procedural motion to advance the bill, signaling enough GOP support to pass it unless Republicans change course. READ
McCARTHY UPS ANTE AGAINST OMNIBUS House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-CA, threatened to tank all legislation from Senate Republicans unless they agree to oppose the omnibus bill, setting up a showdown with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-KY, who supports the spending bill. Their “bills will be dead on arrival in the House if this nearly $2T monstrosity is allowed to move forward over our objections and the will of the American people,” McCarthy stated. READ
ZELENSKYY ADDRESSES CONGRESS Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Wednesday addressed a joint meeting of Congress, asking for more aid dollars and also appealing for U.S. tanks, planes, weapons, and ammunition. “Your money is not charity," he said. "It’s an investment in the global security and democracy that we handle in the most responsible way." READ
SINEMA LEADS LAWMAKERS TO BORDER Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is organizing a group of Republican and Democratic senators to head to the southern border and examine the nation’s border crisis in one of her first moves since she left the Democratic Party and became an Independent. “We’re gonna see what Arizonans see every day because a crisis this big should not and cannot be ignored,” she said. READ
‘ONCE IN A GENERATION’ STORM A massive winter storm is expected to cover most of the United States, producing deep snowfalls and dangerously cold temperatures that will cripple holiday travel. The storm will slam the Midwest beginning on Thursday, morphing into a “bomb cyclone” blizzard as it crosses the Great Lakes. READ