The Government Reopens

They’re kicking the can down the road until February 8th.


Congress passed a legislation to reopen the government Monday night but the 2 1/2-week spending agreement doesn’t resolve an immigration issue that led to the federal shutdown.

The House voted 266-150 in favor of the bill funding the government through Feb. 8, extending the Children’s Health Insurance Program for six years and delaying three Obamacare taxes.

House members also agreed with a Senate resolution to pay federal workers through the shutdown.

Earlier Monday Democrats agreed to advance the measure and the chamber passed it with a procedural vote of 81-18. Republicans opposing the dealwere Rand Paul of Kentucky and Mike Lee of Utah.

The measure will be sent to President Donald Trump for his signature after passing through Congress.

“I am pleased the Democrats and Congress have come to the senses and are now willing to fund our great military, border patrol, first responders and insurance for vulnerable children,” Trump said in a statement. “As I have always said, once the government is funded my administration will work toward solving the problem of very unfair illegal immigration. We will make a long-term deal on immigration if and only if it is good for our country.”

Previously, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said he would vote to end the shutdown with the expectation that the Republican Party will abide by an agreement to address the issue of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which has been a key sticking point in negotiations.

The deal is a short-term fix, funding the government through Feb. 8, with ongoing negotiations on immigration and federal spending.


19 Comments on The Government Reopens

  1. I was in the middle of a comment when the comment crashed and disappeared. It’s probably for the best.
    But frustrating.

  2. They basically pinky swore to address DACA etc. in the next couple of weeks.
    But when the Dems don’t get everything they want they will just go back to preventing cloture.
    This is sending a good, strong message to Americans about how badly we need 60 GOP senators.

  3. If your comments are disappearing, try clearing your browser cache. The server did some updating on the site. I cleared my cache and I haven’t had a problem since.

  4. I think Schumer was trying to hang this Gubmint closure on Trump; when that wasn’t happening then the Dems were going to wear this one around their necks thru the Nov elections. I believe that’s why he caved.

  5. Trust me MJA. The loss of my comment was divine

    You ain’t gonna say that stupid shit, sayeth the lord.

  6. And the best part, now the illegals are outraged at the Dems. What they don’t need is them out protesting and throwing a fit so the public can see DACA is not about cute little kids holding teddy bears that are victims rather they are adults with potty mouths that don’t respect our country.

  7. Counting the socialists out is premature, at best.

    President Trump, and all Americans, need to take home the point that the Demonrats don’t give a fuck about America, our Constitution, or our way of life. They are NOT importing illegal-alien invading rat-people to “do the jobs that Americans won’t do” – that’s utter bullshit. The are importing illegal-alien invading rat-people to undermine civil society and re-populate the welfare parasites. Negro unemployment numbers are dropping under President Trump’s policies and the socialists need a permanent sub-class (and sub-culture) whom they can infect with their lies and hatreds.

    izlamo delenda est …

  8. Someone else had mentioned that the Dems call us ‘Mericans “Deplorables” but call the Illegal Alien Invaders “Dreamers”, and that tells us what we need to know about the Dems.

  9. You are all fortunate that I didn’t send the pictures of my exuberance over a 2.5 week government extension.
    Who needs to see a 63 year male old doing naked back flips, hand stands and cartwheels? Woo Hoo!
    It might be ugly. Two and a half weeks? wow!!!

  10. Schmucky & the dems got rolled … hosed!
    & the beauty of it is that they did it to themselves

    (& McConnell rolled ’em too … he only agreed to ‘consider’ DACA)

    none of this would have happened w/out Trump …. WINNING!!!

  11. I particularly like how Schumer calls it the Trump shutdown as he shows that the Dems had the power to end it at any time. Two conflicting ideas in one statement that could only work on the deranged, aka: the left.


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