House and Senate leaders are having difficulties coming to an agreement on the "Cromnibus" spending bill. The delay in cutting a deal may force Congress to pass a short term "Continuing Resolution" keeping the government open until a final deal can be reached. (The current CR expires Thursday). Unfortunately, the House and Senate are not arguing over spending levels, as my Capitol Hill sources have told me that both sides have agreed to increase spending. Instead, the agreement is over "riders," the extraneous policy provisions tacked on to appropriation bills.
One example of a rider is Harry Reid's attempt to attach the unconstitutional, anti-liberty legislation banning Internet gambling to the Cromnibus. Campaign for Liberty members wishing to weigh in against the efforts to attach the "Restoration of America's Wire Act" to the end-of-year spending bill still have time to contact their Representative and Senators.
Tags: Online Gambling, cromnibus