It starts with CR. That’s the inside-the-Beltway term for a stopgap spending bill known as a continuing resolution. The government is operating under a CR now. House Speaker John Boehner’s hope is to keep the Department of Homeland Security — which is implementing President Barack Obama’s controversial immigration changes — on a short leash by keeping it funded by CR for a few months until the all-GOP Congress can tackle the issue next year.
But the rest of the government would be funded under a catchall spending bill known as an omnibus.
Put the two together and you get CRomnibus.
A check of the hashtag #CRomnibus on Twitter pulls up media mentions, as well as a post by a spokesman for Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi reminding people that Boehner opposed an earlier CRomnibus in 2007.
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