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Thu Dec 7, 2017, 09:40 AM

Shutdown looms as House GOP scrambles for votes on funding bill

Source: Politico




President Donald Trump and congressional leaders from both parties also will meet at the White House in hopes of reaching a broader budget agreement.

By JOHN BRESNAHAN, SARAH FERRIS and RACHAEL BADE 12/07/2017 09:10 AM EST

The House is set to vote on a short-term funding measure Thursday to keep the federal government open for another two weeks, even as GOP leaders are still scrambling to round up the votes to pass the measure.

Right now, Speaker Paul Ryan and other House Republican leaders believe they’ll have the votes to pass a “continuing resolution” that funds federal agencies until Dec. 22, but they’re also ready for a floor fight this afternoon, GOP sources said.

President Donald Trump will meet with the “Big Four” congressional leaders — Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer — at the White House Thursday afternoon in a bid to jumpstart negotiations over a two-year budget deal.

The shutdown dance comes as Republican leaders and the White House are pushing to finish work on trillion-dollar-plus tax cut plan being hashed out by House and Senate tax writers. Ryan and McConnell are hoping to buy enough time in the budget talks to complete work on the tax bill, all while mollifying their defense hawks and conservative hardliners in the House Freedom Caucus. And that’s to say nothing of Democratic demands for a deal to help hundreds of thousands of Dreamers who face possible deportation next year, as well as a host of other controversial policy issues.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/07/government-shutdown-2017-house-republicans-285329

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 10:38 AM

1. They had plenty of time to work on a CR extension

but preferred to spend their time to fuck over the ACA again and shovel a trillion dollars to the 1%.

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Fri Dec 8, 2017, 05:54 AM

2. Congress clears spending bill, averting shutdown

President Donald Trump met with the “Big Four” congressional leaders — Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer — at the White House on Thursday afternoon in a bid to jump-start negotiations over a two-year budget deal.

Senators approved the measure on a 81-14 vote, soon after the House passed it 235-193. Despite initial reluctance from conservative House Republicans, GOP leadership was ultimately able to pass it with votes to spare.



“We had a productive conversation on a wide variety of issues,” Pelosi said in a statement following the meeting. “Nothing specific has been agreed to, but discussions continue.”

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