The House will vote on the stopgap bill today.
Late Thursday night, because of course, the House passed three out of 12 spending bills.
Three is not enough, though. So, the House will vote on a stopgap bill today to keep the government funded (gross) for 45 days.
Just shut it down. If a shutdown affects as many people as the left says it will (the end of the world, you guys) it is proof we need to slash the government.
The defense spending bill went through, but members of both parties shot down the FDA/agriculture bill:
House lawmakers voted to pass three of four appropriations bills brought to the floor on Thursday night, with defense spending passing along bipartisan lines while their bill on agriculture and FDA spending was sunk by both Republicans and Democrats.
The House GOP majority has now passed four of the 12 individual spending bills it promised to get across the finish line to fund the government for the next fiscal year.
The passage is a modest win for House Republicans after over a week of chaos and disagreements that saw multiple attempts to advance spending bills fail or scuttled altogether. However, a government shutdown is still growing likely with less than two days for the House and Senate to agree on a deal before the Oct. 1 midnight deadline.
Republicans’ defense spending bill passed 218 to 210, with Democrat Reps. Jared Golden of Maine and Marie Gluesenkamp Perez of Washington joining the GOP to pass it. Republican Reps. Tim Burchett of Tennessee and Ken Buck of Colorado voted against it.
But the House cannot vote on eight more spending bills before midnight on October 1.
Here comes the stopgap bill, also known as a continuing resolution (CR). This is designed to keep the government funded for 45 days as they try to negotiate how much more of our money they want to spend:
It is expected to cut government spending by about 8% for that duration and include measures from the House GOP’s H.R. 2 border security bill, minus its eVerify provision.
Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., told reporters on Thursday that the bill would also create a commission to study the federal debt.
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