House Passes Stop-Gap Spending Bill, Hoping to Avert a Government Shutdown

Breitbart: House Republicans narrowly passed the short-term spending bill on Thursday night, hoping to avert a government shutdown before Friday, January 19.

The House narrowly passed the short-term spending bill 230-197. The government will shut down on Friday, January 19 if it does not receive more funding.

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The stop-gap spending bill will fund the government through February 16, fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and delay several Obamacare taxes.

The House Freedom Caucus staged a last-minute revolt against Speaker Paul Ryan and the rest of the House Republican leadership because the bill did not address long-term military spending. read more

9 Comments on House Passes Stop-Gap Spending Bill, Hoping to Avert a Government Shutdown

  1. The Freedom Caucus reportedly secured a promise from House Republican leadership to … vote within ten days on a bill that will eliminate spending caps on defense spending.

    Principled Conservatives™ demanding Uniparty Conservatives™ join them at The Briar Patch (the private club, not a real, taxpayer briar patch)? Why, how ever did they pull that off?




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  2. Government shutdowns have always been blamed on the GOP and the Dems have been successful in convincing the public of that. This time around though there is a real chance of the Dems being blamed for it if Trump jumps into the fray quickly and is joined by Ted Cruz and a few other high profile Republicans. If they can get the public to blame the Dems it may be the final nail in their coffin vis a vis the November elections.




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  3. I know Schumer’s problem. That shotgun blast that removed the back of his scalp must have removed part of his brain.




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  4. If President Trump didn’t have all his ducks in a row (as did Obola and Clinton) when under the threat of a “gov’t shutdown” (which is complete bullshit, by the way) then he needs a whole stadium full of new (and competent) advisors.

    izlamo delenda est …




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  5. Another House Leadership failure re-purposed as a Success.
    Just waiting for McCONnell’s failure to complete the scenario.

    Democrats are all in, they will continue to put politics above principle, while Ryan and McCONnell dither.




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  6. WTF McConnell?! He doesn’t even bring the senate bill to a vote because the donkeys are just going to filibuster it anyway. Don’t we want them on record as blocking this? Make them own it McConnell!




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