The Bipartisan Spending Party

Congress ends its year with a blowout for everyone but taxpayers.

The week's best and worst from Kim Strassel, James Freeman, Bill McGurn and Dan Henninger. Image: Reuters/AP Composite: Brad Howard

Congress has left town for the year but alas not before another bipartisan spending party that has typified the Trump Presidency. The numbers deserve notice because they are likely to have more long-term impact than impeachment.

Lawmakers whooped through $1.4 trillion in discretionary spending for the rest of the fiscal year with little debate or objection. A bipartisan deal on the budget outlines in August was supposed to give Congress time to negotiate 12 individual spending bills, but as usual they couldn’t agree so they...