U.S. Averts Government Shutdown As Senate Passes Stopgap Spending Bill
In a nighttime session, the U.S. Senate voted 69-28 tonight to pass a stopgap funding bill to keep the federal government solvent through Feb. 18. It also included $7 billion in aid to Afghan evacu…
the Washington Post.The measure was approved by the House earlier in the day and will now go to President Biden for signature. The government’s funding had been set to expire Saturday morning.Among the sticking points in the Senate had been Biden’s vaccine mandate for large businesses and federal employees. The impasse was breached when a group of Republican Senators agreed to move forward if
Democratswould allow the body to take a simple majority vote on an amendment to defund the mandate. The vote moved forward and the amendment was defeated 48-50.The last time the federal government shut down was in 2018-2019 over funding for the U.S.-Mexico border wall. It was the longest such stretch in U.S. history, at 35 days.
Congress must now find a way to raise the federal debt limit later this month and also engage in long-term fiscal planning for 2022.According toThe Hill, the House has passed nine funding bills for next year. The Senate hasn’t taken up a single one.Sen. Richard Shelby (Ala.), the top Republican on the Appropriations Committee, asked if GOP lawmakers were seeking to pressure Democrats to drop policies they considered non-starters, replied, “That’s our plan.” headtopics.com
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Senate averts government shutdown, rejects amendment to nix vaccine mandatesThe vote passed in the Senate by a margin of 69-28. President Ronald Reagan once said, 'Civil Government doesn't CAUSE problems, Civil Government IS the problem!' Happy Holidays 🎉 Everyone ... No longer a government “by the people, for the people”🤬PRINT IT ! dare ya👈🏼
Senate Approves Spending Bill Averting Government ShutdownA fight over vaccine rules threatened to slow progress on the legislation, which passed the House earlier in the day and now goes to President Biden. How stupid And you don't mention the 7 billion for afghans eh? This is BS!!! My Family Christmas vacation in Washington D.C. is saved!
Senate Republicans Threaten Government Shutdown Over ‘Vaccine Mandate’The rule requiring employees at large companies to get vaccinated or be tested weekly hasn’t taken effect yet. It's not a vaccine mandate. Nothing in there days you HAVE to be vaccinated, it says if you aren't vaccinated you HAVE to get tested. Stop calling it a vaccine mandate when it's really a testing mandate. Let the Republicans put people out of work, that should get them votes!
House deal would keep government open through Feb. 18 but shutdown risk remains in SenateHouse lawmakers reached a deal to head off a government shutdown this weekend, but a group of senators could still object, making a partial lapse of some services possible. GOP loves to SHUT down government. GOP = Government Opposed to the People. You have no right to your own body ladies, but you can carry a gun into a school.
House passes bill to fund government, sending measure to avoid shutdown to the SenateThe temporary spending bill will now head to the Senate, where it will need to pass by Friday night to avoid a shutdown. Masked muppets How about both PARITES getting their respective acts together & working toward building a better AMERICA without the politics & avarice we all see evident presently. It's called COLLABORATION, COOPERATION, & COMPROMISE. Both sides too entrenched & not representing us, sad.
House Passes Government Funding As Senate Republicans Threaten Shutdown Over VaccinesSome conservatives are threatening a government shutdown over the Biden administration's pending COVID-19 vaccination and testing rules. Again McConnell says no. It really gets old Mitch.