CRomnibus: How the 2015 Federal Budget May Affect You

A look at what's in the latest funding bill.

Shutdown Averted ? But at What Cost? - Republicans kept their promise to not shut down the government, but passing a funding bill was a battle nonetheless. The CRomnibus is so named because it is a blend of an omnibus bill, which is legislation to fund the government, and a continuing resolution, which is a temporary funding deal. The negotiating process forced Democratic divisions to bubble to the surface and provided a hint of things to come in the new Congress. Here's the lowdown on the winners and the losers. ? Joyce Jones (@BETpolitichick)  (Photo: REUTERS /JONATHAN ERNST /LANDOV)

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Shutdown Averted – But at What Cost? - Republicans kept their promise to not shut down the government, but passing a funding bill was a battle nonetheless. The CRomnibus is so named because it is a blend of an omnibus bill, which is legislation to fund the government, and a continuing resolution, which is a temporary funding deal. The negotiating process forced Democratic divisions to bubble to the surface and provided a hint of things to come in the new Congress. Here's the lowdown on the winners and the losers. — Joyce Jones (@BETpolitichick) (Photo: REUTERS /JONATHAN ERNST /LANDOV)

Democratic Divisions - On the night the House voted on the funding bill, President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and White House chief of staff Denis McDonough anxiously called on Democrats to back the legislation, which the president said was the best they could get. And therein lies the problem: Democrats fear that when the Congress is controlled entirely by the GOP in January, the president will compromise with them in ways that will make it a challenge for members of his own party to support him.  (Photo: Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)

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Democratic Divisions - On the night the House voted on the funding bill, President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and White House chief of staff Denis McDonough anxiously called on Democrats to back the legislation, which the president said was the best they could get. And therein lies the problem: Democrats fear that when the Congress is controlled entirely by the GOP in January, the president will compromise with them in ways that will make it a challenge for members of his own party to support him. (Photo: Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)

Blackmail - Throughout the budget negotiations, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi held out hope that she would get enough Democrats who objected to many provisions in the bill, especially changes to campaign finance and Wall Street reforms, to prevent it from passing. When Obama urged them to support it, the California lawmaker expressed disappointment in the president for backing a bill that she described as a form of blackmail. ?This is a ransom, this is blackmail. You don?t get a bill unless Wall Street gets its taxpayer coverage. It?s really so sad,? Pelosi said. In the end, 57 Democrats, including the party's second- and third-top leaders, joined 162 Republicans to pass the blll. And days later, the Democratic-led Senate followed suit.   (Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo)

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Blackmail - Throughout the budget negotiations, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi held out hope that she would get enough Democrats who objected to many provisions in the bill, especially changes to campaign finance and Wall Street reforms, to prevent it from passing. When Obama urged them to support it, the California lawmaker expressed disappointment in the president for backing a bill that she described as a form of blackmail. “This is a ransom, this is blackmail. You don’t get a bill unless Wall Street gets its taxpayer coverage. It’s really so sad,” Pelosi said. In the end, 57 Democrats, including the party's second- and third-top leaders, joined 162 Republicans to pass the blll. And days later, the Democratic-led Senate followed suit. (Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo)

Dodd Frank - The bill rolls back provisions in the landmark Dodd Frank Wall Street reform legislation that aimed to curb the risky derivatives trading that led to the 2008 financial crisis.   (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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Dodd Frank - The bill rolls back provisions in the landmark Dodd Frank Wall Street reform legislation that aimed to curb the risky derivatives trading that led to the 2008 financial crisis. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Campaign Finance - The bill effectively terminates campaign finance reforms put in place by the 2002 McCain-Feingold legislation to prevent corruption. Under the new rules, a couple could give as much as $3.1 million to a party?s national committees in one election cycle ? more than three times the current limit.  (Photo:Brian Snyder/Landov)

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Campaign Finance - The bill effectively terminates campaign finance reforms put in place by the 2002 McCain-Feingold legislation to prevent corruption. Under the new rules, a couple could give as much as $3.1 million to a party’s national committees in one election cycle — more than three times the current limit. (Photo:Brian Snyder/Landov)

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Defense - The Pentagon got a $3.3 billion increase, bringing its base budget to $490 billion.   (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)

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Defense - The Pentagon got a $3.3 billion increase, bringing its base budget to $490 billion. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)

Ebola - Congress approved $5.4 billion of the $6.2 billion that Obama requested to fight the deadly disease at home and abroad. Of that amount, $2.7 billion would go to the Health and Human Services department and $2.5 billion to help African nations fight the disease.   (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)

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Ebola - Congress approved $5.4 billion of the $6.2 billion that Obama requested to fight the deadly disease at home and abroad. Of that amount, $2.7 billion would go to the Health and Human Services department and $2.5 billion to help African nations fight the disease. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)

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Homeland Security - The bill funds the Department of Homeland Security at current levels but only through Feb. 27. GOP leadership hopes to use it as a chip to force Obama's hand on immigration. (Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo)

Environmental Protection Agency - EPA's budget was slashed by $60 billion.(Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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Environmental Protection Agency - EPA's budget was slashed by $60 billion.(Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Internal Revenue Service - The IRS budget was cut by $346 million. The bill also bans the agency from targeting advocacy groups seeking tax- exempt status based on their ideology.(Photo: Susan Walsh, File/AP Photo)

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Internal Revenue Service - The IRS budget was cut by $346 million. The bill also bans the agency from targeting advocacy groups seeking tax- exempt status based on their ideology.(Photo: Susan Walsh, File/AP Photo)

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Transportation - This bill provides $71 billion for transportation programs, $41 billion of which is highway funding for states. In addition, it maintains Amtrak's $1.4 billion in aid. (Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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Housing - Twenty-six billion dollars has been slated for Section 8 vouchers and other public housing programs, but the voucher program funding is less than $500 million than the administration requested. The bill also adds $10 billion for other programs, including aid for the elderly and disabled. (Photo: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Crime Fighting - The FBI's budget got a slight increase to $8.4 billion; the Drug Enforcement Agency got $2.4 billion, $1.2 billion for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and $2.3 billion for state and local law enforcement grants. (Photo: Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

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Crime Fighting - The FBI's budget got a slight increase to $8.4 billion; the Drug Enforcement Agency got $2.4 billion, $1.2 billion for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and $2.3 billion for state and local law enforcement grants. (Photo: Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

Food Assistance - The bill provides the $82 billion for food stamps mandated by law and $6.6 billion for aid to pregnant and nursing mothers and their children.  (Photo: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

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Food Assistance - The bill provides the $82 billion for food stamps mandated by law and $6.6 billion for aid to pregnant and nursing mothers and their children. (Photo: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Potatoes - White potates have been added to the list of fresh vegetables that are eligible for purchase through the Women, Infants and Children food program for low income families.(Photo: Prima Press/De Agostini/Getty Images)

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Potatoes - White potates have been added to the list of fresh vegetables that are eligible for purchase through the Women, Infants and Children food program for low income families.(Photo: Prima Press/De Agostini/Getty Images)

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Marijuana - Congress blocked Washington, D.C.'s new marijuana legalization law that would decriminalize recreational marijuana use. It also blocks the Justice Department from raiding medical marijuana dispensaries in states where they are legal.   (Photo: Ed Andrieski/AP Photo)

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Marijuana - Congress blocked Washington, D.C.'s new marijuana legalization law that would decriminalize recreational marijuana use. It also blocks the Justice Department from raiding medical marijuana dispensaries in states where they are legal. (Photo: Ed Andrieski/AP Photo)

The Light Bulb - The bill blocks new energy efficient standards that would have led to the end of incandescent light bulbs.   (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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The Light Bulb - The bill blocks new energy efficient standards that would have led to the end of incandescent light bulbs. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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School Lunches - The bill provides $21 billion for mandatory funding for school lunch programs and child nutrition programs. It also gives schools more power to decide about how to include whole grain items on menus. (Photo: Hans Pennink, File/AP Photo)

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PreK-12 Education - The CRomnibus funds the Child Care and Development Block Grant, Head Start Title I grants and other programs at slightly higher levels, and continues funding for the Early Head Start-Child Care partnership programs and other initiatives at last year's levels. The president's Race to the Top program, however, was defunded in the bill and the budgets for the Teacher Incentive Fund and Investing in Innovation programs were cut. (Photo: AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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Pell Grants - The omnibus cut $300 million from Pell Grants for low-income students that will be used to pay student loan debt collectors contracted by the government. (Photo: Sadeugra/Getty Images)

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Truckers - The bill blocks new regulations from the Transportation Department that would have required truckers to get two nights of sleep before the start of a new work week.(Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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Truckers - The bill blocks new regulations from the Transportation Department that would have required truckers to get two nights of sleep before the start of a new work week.(Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Homelessness - The bill cuts $2.4 billion to fund local anti-homelessness programs provided by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.   (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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Homelessness - The bill cuts $2.4 billion to fund local anti-homelessness programs provided by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Postal Service - The bill requires the U.S. Postal Service to continue mail delivery six days a week, despite ongoing efforts to cut Saturday service to save money.  (Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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Postal Service - The bill requires the U.S. Postal Service to continue mail delivery six days a week, despite ongoing efforts to cut Saturday service to save money. (Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Federal Workers - Federal workers will get a one percent pay raise in January.  (Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

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Federal Workers - Federal workers will get a one percent pay raise in January. (Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Military Service Members - Service members will also get a one percent pay raise in the new year. (Photo: Muniz Ur Zaman/AFP/Getty Images)

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Military Service Members - Service members will also get a one percent pay raise in the new year. (Photo: Muniz Ur Zaman/AFP/Getty Images)

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National Museum of African American History and Culture - The bill provides $24 million to fulfill the amount the federal government pledged to contribute for the museum's construction. Private donations will be required to raise the rest of the funding needed. (Photo: J.M. Eddins Jr./MCT/Landov)

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National Museum of African American History and Culture - The bill provides $24 million to fulfill the amount the federal government pledged to contribute for the museum's construction. Private donations will be required to raise the rest of the funding needed. (Photo: J.M. Eddins Jr./MCT/Landov)

Veterans - The Department of Veterans Affairs will receive $159.1 billion in discretionary and mandatory spending, including $209 million for costs such as expanding medical staff and facilities and $5 million more for the agency's inspector general to investigate patient care.  (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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Veterans - The Department of Veterans Affairs will receive $159.1 billion in discretionary and mandatory spending, including $209 million for costs such as expanding medical staff and facilities and $5 million more for the agency's inspector general to investigate patient care. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)