Budget on Pace to be Biggest-spending Bill in History

Published Feb 8, 2018. By Stephen Dinan.

Congress was rushing Thursday to to pass what some analysts said could be the biggest bill, by total dollar amount, in U.S. history, setting the stage for perhaps $2 trillion in new spending over the next decade. . . . 

Budget watchdogs, meanwhile, said the bill set their cause back by years.

“Some may consider this new bipartisan spending deal to be a breakthrough, but it is a breakthrough only in the sense that it breaks through any semblance of fiscal responsibility,” said Robert Bixby, head of The Concord Coalition.