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Democrats Float Combined Omnibus, NDAA as Lame-Duck Riders Mount

Nov. 7, 2022, 10:30 AM

Democrats are floating a combined omnibus spending bill and defense authorization as lawmakers flood leaders with items they want attached to both packages they aim to pass in December.

Leaders in both parties are reviewing long lists of items to ride on either the must-pass fiscal 2023 omnibus appropriations package or the National Defense Authorization Act that sets policy for the Pentagon and other programs.

The Democrats’ potential losses of their slim House and Senate majorities are driving Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to look at the year-end measures as vehicles for clearing as ...