First of all, wtf?
Folded into the bill are management amendments that straitjacket some of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s efforts to redesign the State Department.
Is this a “enemy of my enemy” deal? When did Rs start to dislike Tillerson?
Second of all, wtf?
Among other things, the bill provides over $6 billion for humanitarian assistance — almost $1 billion above the administration’s request. The panel is also restoring $10 million in U.S. funding for the U.N. climate change agency, overruling Trump’s call to end spending on it. In a surprising move, the committee also passed an amendment overturning Trump’s policies limiting funding and access to women’s reproductive healthcare and family planning abroad.
I mean, ok I’ll take it, but my jaw is a little slack that the committee unanimously and bipartisanly passed these amendments–Rs agreed to more than asked for spending?? “Growing congressional backlash” indeed, I guess. I’d still like to see the whole women’s reproductive healthcare thing (insert very long “etc” list here) get funded properly in our own country but shit like I said I’ll take it.