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The House of Representatives has voted to send the short-term government funding bill to President Biden’s desk to avoid a government shutdown. The House voted 254-175 to fund the government through December 3rd. Thirty-four Republicans voted with all Democrats in support of the bill.

The Hill reports:

The House last week passed the same bill along party lines, but with a provision that suspended the debt limit until mid-December of next year.

The Senate failed to advance the original House-passed bill on Monday due to Republicans’ insistence that they will not vote to prevent a debt default, which Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has said could happen after Oct. 18 if Congress doesn’t act in time.

Faced with the prospect of a government shutdown amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Democrats ultimately opted to detach the debt limit suspension from the government funding bill.

The Senate voted 65-35 earlier Thursday afternoon to send the stopgap government funding bill back to the House without any provision to address the debt limit.

“This bill is not a permanent solution. I look forward to soon beginning negotiations with my counterparts across the aisle and across the Capitol to complete full-year government funding bills that reverse decades of disinvestment,” said House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.).

According to The Hill, the legislation also includes $28.6 billion to provide localities with assistance to recover from recent natural disasters, including recent hurricanes and wildfires, as well as $6.3 billion for Afghan refugee resettlement efforts.

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Margaret Vialet
Margaret Vialet
2 months ago

Who are the 34 RINOS? THIS SUCKS!!

Stephen Weiss
Stephen Weiss
2 months ago

How about coming up with a 25% REDUCTIUON in expenditures, and then it won’t be as difficult to TRY and FUND the continuing operations……..what exactly is it that our brilliant Politicians don’t understand?…IF you spend more than you take in, YOU DON”T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY!!!!!

Kimberly Rachel Sias
Kimberly Rachel Sias
2 months ago
Reply to  Stephen Weiss

Bingo

wvweights
wvweights
2 months ago

Now really was there never any doubt this would happen. If you think so, then I feel sorry for you.

Bill
Bill
2 months ago
Reply to  wvweights

Yes, they THINK they made it “great theatre”…..
when the conclusion was predetermined TO BE SURE.
I don’t pretend to Know a Correct, Right answer, but I DO KNOW that we should START with Term Limits for ALL Politicians. And the WHOLE Life Appointment Supreme Court BULLSHIT neeeeeds to be revamped as well.

David Baker
David Baker
2 months ago
Reply to  Bill

The problem you’ll have with term limits stems from the fact that the bulk of our political class are lawyers. They can bury any measure we can muster to wrest them from power with so much Latin and Red Tape, the process will make your head spin. I absolutely agree our Congressional and White House occupants need to go, but you’ll find that they’ll have the upper hand against those efforts, with the media, courts, social pressure groups and even illegal aliens in their corner. I’m afraid the sole solution to remove these people from power is to exercise–fully–the 1st and 2nd Amendments.