(CNN) – The U.S. House on Friday passed a $109 billion transportation funding bill as part of a package that includes a measure holding down interest rates on federal student loans.
Both are priorities of President Barack Obama and came after rare bipartisan agreement in the deeply divided Congress. The package now goes to the Senate for final approval.
All right, what's the catch? Are women no longer allowed cancer screening? Did we repeal minimum wage? Do we now have a national religion? Why would the obstructionists allow this to pass, as it will lower the unemployment rate?
The package now goes to the Senate for final approval.
Oh, spend more money we don't have?! Harry Reid will have no problem getting this right through the Senate.
And why is the taxpayer subsidizes low interest rate loans to ANYBODY? What was all this talk in here yesterday about deadbeats in the emergency room having to pay up? Why can't these people pay up as well. THEY signed the loan agreement, NOT THE TAXPAYER. Oh yeah, the Obama Recession has them all unemployed. If they vote for him again, I'm sure Obama will keep them unemployed for another 4 years. Will the taxpayer be expected to then payoff all these loans? Where and when does the Obama insanity end? Hopefully this November.
Was there an amendment where women had to strap their uterus to the top of the car?
It's about time! They always stretch things to the final moment!
I know it is early, but Rasmussen has Obama up 45 to 44 over Mittens. The 4 point drop for Mittens this past week was even before right wingnuts found out that Romneycare in MA funds abortions.
I am beginning to think that right wingnuts are having buyer's remorse over having the Kochs and Rove choose Mittens as their presidential candidate.
Washington may be broken, but President Obama is getting good things done for our country.
Now our Congress starting the ball rolling for our country by hornoring our president wish puting seven trillion six hundred thirty three million dollar protention enconomic activally all across the country. Thank you for work well done.
The GOP must know that this bill will not help the economy before the election thus they can support it! I will take it anyway. Thank you congress for doing your job!
Don't worry, I am sure Mr. McConnell has a filibuster waiting to keep anything GOOD from happening.
Who says the Government does not create jobs...The Government creates millions of jobs...And keeps Millions more at work.
Yesterday, a right wingnut said the market was reacting to the supreme court decision. Today it is up over 200 points. Are they still reacting to the supreme court decision?
Any time they work together for the benefits of the people, we say THANK YOU.
Interesting how many things are happening so close to an election
Wonder how many job (abortion) clauses that are contained in the bill.
does this have to do with fixing our highway structures around AMERICA? BRIDGES RAILROADS STREETS EXPRESSWAYS THIS SHOULD BE DONE IMMEDIATELY & ITS APPAULING THAT THE US TAXPAYERS HAVE HAD TO WAIT THIS LONG AN ABSOLUTE INSULT!
"Justice Roberts knew what he was doing. He set the stage to make it far easier for Republicans to repeal the ACA."
That's just plain ridiculous. If he had voted to strike it down, there would be nothing to repeal. So you're saying he voted to uphold it so it could be repealed? Absurd.
Well after the egg on their faces moment...The do nothing congress just voted to bring down the unemployment rate knowing how bad they look after their chilish granstanding on trivial stuff....It will keep going through if idiots like Rand Paul don't pull idiocies like he did the other day with that stupid life at conception crap. Clean Bill...No B.S.
I wonder what provision was in the Bill to provide money to the ultra-rich? Does Halliburton build highways and bridges?
Lookit everyone! Congress is trying to give the appearance of working of being functional again. Trying to make us forget the hell their partisan shenanigans and indolent inactivity put us through in their attempt to take down the brown man at the helm at the expense of the entire nation.
Yes. Keep up the dog and pony show, but you don't have enough time to make things up to us before we vote you out.
That is good because we need to maintain roads, bridges and trains. Without those, we lose because we can't move people and products around the country to get things done.
Why do they bundle these 2 separate issues in one bill? Student Loans and Highway funding? I high like dislike this practice in government. But glad it passed. President Obama is having a pretty good week.
Did anybody think that Obama would fix Washington without a huge fight? It is right to say he's done very, very well considering he's been dismantling that corrupted brick wall one at a time. Obama has cannon balls of steel. Go buddy, go!
@mama 4 obama. Just wait still hv shananagins 2 pull. Debt ceiling limit again, bush tax cuts and payroll tax. More obstruction 2 come!
Obama has played his cards just right....as the election gets closer Repubs don't want afresh memory of them voting down a bill that helps employment....or a bill that would double lone fees to thousands of young voters....Obama is just a better politician, and smarter than the repub "leaders".... He is the black cloud that continues to rain on all their schemes..... Keep it up Obama!!!!