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House to vote on 11 funding bills including child nutrition, FDA, Head Start, FEMA and Intelligence Agencies

House to vote on 11 funding bills including child nutrition, FDA, Head Start, FEMA and Intelligence Agencies

UPDATE – FEMA and WIC funding bills pass, 164 Dems vote NAY

There is agreement, just announced by Tom Cole, to provide back pay for furloughed employees.  The White House will sign the bill.

The House also is debating a special Rule to allow votes on 10 other spending bills covering a wide variety of the issues about which Democrats and the media have been complaining, including Nutrition for Low Income Women and Children, the FDA and Intelligence Agencies, National Weather service, Head Start, FEMA, and guaranteeing that furloughed employees get back pay:

H.J. Res. 75—Nutrition Assistance for Low-Income Women and Children Act
H.J. Res. 76—Nuclear Weapon Security & Non-Proliferation Act
H.J. Res. 77—Food and Drug Safety Act
H.J. Res. 78—Preserving Our Intelligence Capabilities Act
H.J. Res. 79—Border Safety & Security Act
H.J. Res. 80—American Indian and Alaska Native, Health, Education, and Safety Act
H.J. Res. 82—National Weather Monitoring Act
H.J. Res. 83—Impact Aid for Local Schools Act
H.J. Res. 84—Head Start for Low-Income Children Act
H.J. Res. 85—National Emergency and Disaster Recovery Act
H.R. 3223—Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act

Tom Cole House Floor 10-4-2013

I could not find a video embed, but you can watch on C-Span.

2:30 back in session

It’s unclear how many of these bill will be voted on today, but based on what’s reported, the Nutrition and National Disaster Recovery Act bills will receive a vote.  The others likely will follow in subsequent days, possibly even some on Saturday.

Update 3:30 — The procedural vote on the Rule passed on party lines, so all 11 bills are lined up for a vote, but only the one listed immediately above will be voted on today.  The furlough backpay bill likely will be voted on Saturday.

Update 4:35 — FEMA funding passes 247-164  (note the screen cap below was taken just before two late Yay votes came in):

House FEMA Vote

WIC – Passes 244-164

WIC Vote

(Sean Duffy ripping into Democrats clapping to deny WIC funding)

(Sean Duffy ripping into Democrats clapping to deny WIC funding)


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JimMtnViewCaUSA | October 4, 2013 at 1:57 pm

I’m too busy to be following the details.
I _really_ love the idea of abandoning omnibus bills and continuing resolutions.
But here is my question: is _any_ attention being given to funding these programs at the correct level? Or is this more or less a piece-meal CR? I’m OK with it, but I would hope that at some point the House would do its job and put some attention towards reducing spending. Lord knows, it is a fertile target space….


Make the haters in the Collective go on record voting against these measures.

SHOW America. Go OVER the heads of the propaganda arm of the Collective!

    DriveBy in reply to Ragspierre. | October 4, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe that all of these House Bills are just being put aside by Reid; so there are no Senate votes on these bills that can be used against the Democrat Senators in the upcoming elections.

      PersonFromPorlock in reply to DriveBy. | October 4, 2013 at 5:37 pm

      I somehow doubt those senators will welcome questions about why they just sat there while Reid was blatantly malfeasant.

      Ragspierre in reply to DriveBy. | October 4, 2013 at 7:54 pm

      Really? You think there is not price to pay for Reid…???

      Harry the HATER…???

        DriveBy in reply to Ragspierre. | October 4, 2013 at 9:22 pm

        I honestly don’t know Rags. Reid won reelection when Las Vegas was way underwater with foreclosures and highest ever unemployment. So more than likely the answer to your question is no. Sorry. You would think that he would pay a price, but that is more often than not how things play out in elections for democrats; the obverse is true for republicans.

William, Thanks for publishing the details of these efforts by Republicans to counter the shutdown caused by dingy harry reid and OBOZO.

Now, if only there was only a way to get the low-info / no-info / OBOZO -supporting morons to understand what’s really happening !!!

NC Mountain Girl | October 4, 2013 at 2:41 pm

I am not worried about lo info voters in a non presdidential year.

This is not the first time Boehner has heard from the national media and the polls that no one is paying attention to what is happening on the floor of the House. He is the last member of 1973’s “Gang of Seven” who is still in Congress. They were widely ridiculed inside the beltway for their speeches to a near empty House chamber about the House Banking scandal. It turned out a lot of people outside the beltway were paying attention. All the gang of seven had was C-span and local talk radio shows. There are a lot more ways to get around the national press corps to high information voters today.

BS. No pain no gain. NO back pay. This defeats the purpose of shutting down the govt. They don’t work, they don’t get paid, taxpayer UNION rules. There are 20% of Americans that are unemployed and all safety mechanisms but food stamps have been exhausted.

These government unions put hundreds of million$ in Dimocrat warchests to fight for non-stop increasing benefits.

RICO all banksters, IRS, DOJ, WH bureaucrats and their political hoars.

    Estragon in reply to Tortuga. | October 4, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    I agree, it is a terrible mistake to give federal employees what amounts to a free extra paid vacation.

    Considering that they are overwhelmingly Democrats, it was the only thing that might make Obama care about who is getting hurt instead of looking for ways to bring more pain.

    healthguyfsu in reply to Tortuga. | October 5, 2013 at 1:08 am

    Regardless of their affiliation, those people had no say in the matter.

    And shame on any of you for saying “they are mostly democrat” so let’s screw them all. What about the ones that are not? Also, most of them vote in hotly contested areas in and around DC that wax and wane as political majorities in DC change for that election cycle.

    If you make those furloughed workers feel the sting less, that just makes the shutdown doomsday liberals look even more stupid in the long run. As it is now, the liberals are clinging desperately to anything they can that will make the shutdown look worse. They are denying funding to THEIR pet projects because of this all-in stance…they are bluffing.

The “Retroactive Pay Fairness Act” should record the people who forced the unfair event. We will fail to avoid a dysfunctional convergence unless dissociation of risk is addressed. The diverse second-order causes for the progress of dysfunction and corruption in societies are well known and should not be ignored.

I thought most of these spending Bills were passed through regular order months ago, and are sitting on Dingy’s desk-

I wonder why it’s never mentioned that CR budgeting fully funds all of the additional spending added by the democrats when Pelosi was Speaker, plus automatic increases which have been compounded over 4 years.

Wanna know what I would do?

I’d strip out all of the taxes out of the ACA, then pass it.

It should be able to stand on it’s own merits (premiums), and the democrats keep telling us it’s not going to cost taxpayers anything (more), and will actually save money.

Give Obama his precious little Obamacare. Fund it without additional taxes. Maybe, just maybe, Sibelius won’t be able to afford paying her leftist hordes $48/hr to go door to door.

toddlouisgreen | October 5, 2013 at 11:49 am

The moment Reid started talking about how bad the shut-down was for our national security and intelligence efforts, you knew they’d be the next things passed by the House.

It’s amazing to me how well Boehner et al are leading the Dems around by the nose on this.

Step 1: offer to continue funding all previously existing programs, cutting out only one new program (ACA)

Step 2: watch Dems go crazy, listen to Dems decry the evil Reps for hating children with cancer.

Step 3: authorize money for children with cancer

Step 4: watch Dems hate on children with cancer and decry the evil Reps for hurting veterans

Step 5: authorize money for veterans

Step 6: watch Dems hate on veterans and decry the Reps for destroying national intelligence gathering efforts

Step 7: authorize money for national intelligence programs

It’s like a freakin’ computer program. “INPUT thing-Dems-want; PAY thing-Dems-want; REFUSE PAY”