Five insane provisions of the omnibus spending bill signed today

Five insane provisions of the omnibus spending bill signed today
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[Ed. – Some of the language cited is bizarrely irresponsible as legal verbiage. Is this even enforceable law?  Is it reasonably executable?  Forget Trump — what was anyone doing, voting on or signing this bill?]

The worst provisions are written in vague language ensconced in an 1,169-page bill, which has already been posted online in two different versions (the first was 10 pages shorter). …

Here are the immediate issues to flag:

1) Less of a wall than even what Democrats already agreed to: … This bill calls it a day at $1.375 billion, enough to construct 55 miles. But it’s worse than that. This bill limits the president’s ability to construct “barriers” to just the Rio Grande Valley sector and only bollard fencing, not concrete walls of any kind. There’s no ability to adapt. Furthermore, section 231 prohibits construction even within the RGV in five locations that are either federal or state lands. …

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2) Liberal local officials have veto power over wall: …

This bill stipulates that “Such consultations shall continue until September 30, 2019 (or until agreement is reached, if earlier) and may be extended beyond that date by agreement of the parties, and no funds made available in this Act shall be used for such construction while consultations are continuing.” …

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