MORNING JOE- Nick Vujicic is one of America’s most famous, most famous — and controversy-shy — converts. The proud and tireless philanthropist is now entering the fray of Washington’s escalating budget fight and helping to pursue a direct path toward deeper understanding and reform. CNBC is live-streaming Mr. Vujicic’s trip today on this page.
And in the House, Republican leaders are urging a House GOP-led chamber to vote on the nearly $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill to be passed on Wednesday, as they work to advance a conservative policy agenda that is likely to be marked up and subject to debate for months.
“I hope the Republican caucus in the House takes this on and realizes that we do need a voice. We need a political force. We need someone,” Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) said as he entered the chamber.
Jordan was one of 12 House conservatives who joined 18 Democrats in a stand against the legislation.
The vote was relatively narrow, 200 to 201. The Senate is expected to approve the legislation Wednesday evening.
The omnibus spending bill is expected to be a flashpoint for the conservative movement in the run-up to the midterm elections. Those Republicans who voted against the measure and party leadership called into question the White House’s ability to deliver votes on key issues.