Mar 27 2007

Funding Bills Vs. Legal Legislation

Published by at 8:28 am under All General Discussions

One more note on the circus the Democrats are putting on regarding the funding of the war. In Congress a funding bill is different from legislation regarding laws. Laws are binding, once passed, until revoked with a new round of legislation. Funding bills are only good for the fiscal year and can be overwritten with supplemantals or the actual budget bill for the next year. That is why everything outside the funding in these Democrat surrender bills is really not binding. They are for moving dollars. They cannot really establish laws.

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4 Responses to “Funding Bills Vs. Legal Legislation”

  1. MerlinOS2 says:


    I read on another blog somewhere the Senate may have a rule you can’t legislate on a funding bill. If that is true, which it could well be, because of your logic, then the house version could be challenged on the grounds of the Senate rule.

  2. Taumarunui says:

    I doubt that our enemies will appreciate the subtleties. To them this act of political cowardice committed by Hagel & company is Vietnam redux, Afghanistan redux, and Somalia redux.

  3. If we had today’s Congress in World War II……

    The Senate followed the House in voting to surrender in Iraq. Presidential hopeless Hagel turned into Judas and stabbed his President in the back. The worst of it is that …

  4. lurker9876 says:

    Well, Merlin, it doesn’t look like the Senate used this rule to challenge the House bill. It still comes across as the largest tax increase in American History and I’m not looking forward to giving them more of my money.