The appropriations bills didn’t gain adequate support, so they’ll have to create an omnibus spending bill in the new year.
To extend the slavery line of the Missouri Compromise into California and thus split the state, or to delay its admission by tying it to this Omnibus Bill, was reprehensible to Benton, the father-in-law of Colonel John Fremont, hero of California’s exploration and development.
John F. Kennedy -- Profiles in Courage
/), /the jig’s up/, /nameable/, /omnibus bill/, /propaganda/ and /whitewash/.
Henry L. Mencken -- The American Language
He knows nothing of /lame ducks/, /pork barrels/, /gag-rule/, /junkets/, /gerrymanders/, /omnibus bills/, /snakes/, /niggers in the woodpile/, /Salt river/, /crow/, /bosses/, /ward heelers/, /men higher up/, /silk-stockings/, /repeaters/, /ballot-box stuffers/ and /straight/ and /split tickets/ (he always calls them /ballots/ or /voting papers/).