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Thu Dec 12, 2019, 04:14 PM

Congressional Leaders Reach Tentative Deal to Avert Government Shutdown

Source: New York Times

Senior lawmakers announced on Thursday that they had reached a tentative bipartisan agreement on funding the government for the remainder of the fiscal year, offering a solution to avert a shutdown after weeks of haggling over money for President Trump’s border wall and other matters.

Representative Nita M. Lowey, Democrat of New York, and Senator Richard C. Shelby, Republican of Alabama, who lead the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, jointly announced what they called an “agreement in principle” on the spending measure, along with the ranking minority members of both panels.

“I feel very good that we’ll have a good product that we can vote on on Tuesday,” Ms. Lowey told reporters, putting the first vote on the legislation days before funding is set to lapse on Dec. 20.

News of the bipartisan funding agreement came as the House Judiciary Committee debated articles of impeachment against Mr. Trump, and was the latest instance of an odd dynamic that has taken hold on Capitol Hill, where a year-end burst of successful divided government has broken out amid the partisan rancor.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/12/us/politics/congressional-leaders-reach-tentative-deal-to-avert-government-shutdown.html

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Zorro Dec 12 OP
Wellstone ruled Dec 12 #1
no_hypocrisy Dec 12 #2
James48 Dec 12 #3
yaesu Dec 13 #4

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Dec 12, 2019, 04:19 PM

1. First off,Moscow Mitch does not want

a shut down,leave that up to the Orange Anus,which he most likely will try between Xmas break.

The Orange POS has been stewing these last few days,and you just know he will try a Stupid in order to try and gain front page time.

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Thu Dec 12, 2019, 04:20 PM

2. Enough votes for a veto override?

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Thu Dec 12, 2019, 04:33 PM

3. I hope they come to agreement.

Last year I spent 35 days laid off by Trump during and following Christmas.

I don't need that distraction again.

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Fri Dec 13, 2019, 12:54 AM

4. i wouldn't work with the fascists on anything until they voided the rich tax break. nt

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