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Pelosi: Members ‘Blackmailed’ on ‘Cromnibus’

By Matt Fuller and Emma Dumain

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In a scathing floor speech on the House floor, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., defied the White House’s call to pass the “cromnibus,” saying she was “enormously disappointed” with the administration’s call to vote for the bill. “I was so really heartbroken … to see the taint that was placed on this valuable appropriations bill from on high,” Pelosi said about the spending bill riders related to Wall Street regulation and political donation limits. “So here we are in the House, being blackmailed to vote for an appropriations bill … this is a ransom, this is blackmail. You don’t get a bill unless Wall Street gets its taxpayer coverage.”

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