Originally Posted by apple
Question: how can Congress appropriate funds and simultaneously bar the Treasury from doing what it asked? I don't want anyone to answer, it just seems weird.
that is a valid point. One fault I have with the republican house is they have not passed a budget yet. At least produce a preliminary budget based on the hearings held and data gathered. If house republicans are not willing to set a budget for the government they should not invalidate the current budget by not paying for what it promises to pay.