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Thu Dec 7, 2017, 05:04 PM

Congress passes short-term deal to stave off shutdown, setting up late-December spending fight

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Source: Washington Post

By Mike DeBonis December 7 at 6:15 PM

Congress passed a short-term spending bill Thursday, avoiding a partial government shutdown in the coming days but setting up a more heated spending fight later this month.

The measure to extend government funding until Dec. 22 passed the House and Senate by comfortable margins. President Trump indicated he will sign the stopgap deal, averting a partial government shutdown that had been set to take effect at 12:01 Saturday morning.

Congressional leaders of both parties went to the White House Thursday afternoon to begin talks with Trump on a long-term spending pact.

“We’re all here today as a very friendly, well-unified group, well-knit-together group of people,” Trump said at the top of the Oval Office meeting. “We hope that we’re going to make some great progress for our country. I think that will happen, and we’ll appreciate it very much.”

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Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/congress-set-to-delay-shutdown-setting-up-bigger-spending-fight-later/2017/12/07/6b6712fa-db51-11e7-b1a8-62589434a581_story.html



EDIT: Article updated at link.

Original WaPo headline: House passes spending bill, sending measure to Senate to stave off shutdown

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Eugene Thursday OP
BumRushDaShow Thursday #1
riversedge Thursday #6
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turbinetree Thursday #2
Bengus81 Thursday #3
elmac Thursday #4
BigmanPigman Thursday #5

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 05:13 PM

1. A clean CR extension however short term

will probably pass in the Senate but then it will set up for the Christmas/end of calendar year showdown.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 07:59 PM

6. I imagined knitting needles as I read that and then had a good laugh. Needed it after today!

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Response to riversedge (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 08:20 PM

7. LOL

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 05:15 PM

2. FUCK YOU TRUMP

We are not in your psychopathic narcissistic wet dream......................“We’re all here today as a very friendly, well-unified group, well-knit-together group of people,”

Your fucking party created this sham over 40 years ago, and the public has been living in a state of fear ever since, your party gained control of the house this time around----------------so FUCK YOU, TRAITOR, and your supporting Russian ( republican) party

I have an idea for a bumper sticker

R stands for Russian or is that republican



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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 05:17 PM

3. And Congress is going to be in session when this runs out December 22nd?

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 05:44 PM

4. Dems best not "work" with the cons

shut it down!!!!

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 06:19 PM

5. This does not effect our defeat of the Tax Scam.

Continue to call congress and RESIST until Jan 1st! (202)224-3121

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