The long and short of the Omnibus bill is that it contains $654 billion in spending for the useless bloated military, but authorizes only $641 million in spending for 33 miles of border security which is to be allocated to repairing and extending the existing fence:
“The House passed a massive $1.3 trillion spending package on Thursday, sending it onto the Senate, which is expected to act as quickly as it can. Funding for the federal government runs out on Friday night.
House action is one of the final chapters in months of often-chaotic political struggles over the federal budget — partisan squabbles that led to two short government shutdowns. Now Republicans are hoping to convince Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to allow a vote before the shutdown deadline, though no one seems to know whether he will. …”
Last year, the Republican Congress authorized $705 million in spending for Israel’s missile defense systems and $500 million in security assistance for Ukraine alone. Mick Mulvaney is trying to sell these crumbs though as a “really, really good immigration package.”
Note: When the Republicans lose control of Congress in the 2018 midterms, border security funding will be dead. They had their chance and blew it on the usual True Cons priorities. This is it.