In this June 2, 2015, photo, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. She and other lawmakers use appropriations bills to block certain projects and programs.
In this June 2, 2015, photo, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. She and other lawmakers use appropriations bills to block certain projects and programs. Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP
In this June 2, 2015, photo, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. She and other lawmakers use appropriations bills to block certain projects and programs. Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP

Lawmakers use omnibus bill to block funding as well as provide it

December 17, 2015 05:28 PM