POLITICO Playbook PM: All aboard the omnibus


HABEMUS OMNIBUS — Or so it appears, at least. After a border policy wrinkle threatened to derail the mammoth omnibus government spending bill overnight, the Senate seems to have found a path forward.

Facing the prospect of an amendment from Sen. MIKE LEE (R-Utah) that would keep the Title 42 border protocol in place — and doom the bill in the House — Democrats instead came up with another border policy amendment from Sens. KYRSTEN SINEMA (I-Ariz.) and JON TESTER (D-Mont.).

It was a classic “side by side,” an arrangement frequently deployed to ease the Senate out of political pickles. The Sinema-Tester amendment, which was voted down 87-10, gave…

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