House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has accomplished just about nothing since Democrats regained control of the U.S. House of Representatives last November.
In recent months, Pelosi and her radical allies have only been focused on impeaching President Donald Trump over his July 25 phone call with the Ukrainian president.
But this week, something very rare happened: Democrats and Republicans actually came together and passed a measure that will do something positive.
On Wednesday, the House voted to pass the annual defense spending bill that is so good for Trump and Republicans that Democrats are losing their minds over it.
The bill passed the House in a 377-48 vote.
Below is a quick breakdown of how each party voted:
- Democrats: 188 yay, 41 nay
- Republicans: 189 yay, 6 nay
- Independent Justin Amash voted against
- 5 didn’t cast a vote
This bill is a major win for Republicans.
The legislation authorizes: (1) $738 billion for defense spending; (2) creates the president’s Space Force, and (3) includes a provision providing all federal workers with 12 weeks paid parental leave.
For perspective, that $738 billion is the highest defense budget since World War II.
The bill also includes a 3.1 percent pay raise for military personnel, $5.3 billion for disaster recovery on military installations, repeals regulations that penalize some Gold Star families collecting benefits from the government, and introduces reforms to private military housing.
House Democrats also dropped a provision to block Trump from transferring money from Pentagon accounts to constructing more of the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
They also dropped adding more protections for transgender troops.
How good is this bill for Trump and Republicans?
Top Democrat lawmakers and left-wing groups immediately ran to the media to pout after the NDAA was passed in the House.
Roll published a piece titled, “Democrats ‘got completely rolled’ in NDAA talks, critics say,” which features quotes from several Democrats who are fuming over how much Republicans got in the bill.
Wisconsin Democrat Mark Pocan, who co-chairs the Congressional Progressive Caucus, said he will vote against the bill.
California Democrat Ro Khanna issued a joint statement with 2020 Democrat Sen. Bernie Sanders, calling the final agreement “a bill of astonishing moral cowardice.”
Joe Cirincione, a former House Armed Services staffer, said in a tweet Monday that the House Democrats “got completely rolled.”
Cirincione said House Democratic leadership has “a lot of explaining to do on why they caved on every single national security policy,” adding that they, “Look weak.”
This also comes one day after Speaker Nancy Pelosi agreed to pass Trump’s United States, Mexico, and Canada trade deal.
Calling the historic trade deal negotiated by the Trump administration “historic” and “much better than NAFTA,” Pelosi said her caucus will support the agreement.
The Democrat-led House will vote on the landmark measure next week, where it’s expected to pass almost unanimously.
The USMCA is one of Trump’s landmark victories and will result in tens of billions of dollars flowing back into the United States.
This trade deal is so good for America that even Pelosi — who is currently trying to impeach Trump — has agreed to pass it.