Skip to comments.Shutdown averted; disaster aid dispute surmounted
Posted on 09/26/2011 4:21:07 PM PDT by blueyon
WASHINGTON (AP) - Ending weeks of political brinkmanship, Congress finessed a dispute over disaster aid Monday night and advanced legislation to avoid a partial government shutdown this weekend. The breakthrough came hours after the Federal Emergency Management Agency indicated it had enough money for disaster relief through Friday. That disclosure allowed lawmakers to jettison a $1 billion replenishment that had been included in the measureand to crack the gridlock it had caused. Senate passage of the legislation was expected within hours. There was no immediate comment from Republican leaders in the House, although their agreement seemed a formality. The events assured there would be no interruption in assistance in areas battered by disasters such as Hurricane Irene and last summer's tornados in Joplin, Mo., and also that the government would be able to run normally when the new budget year begins on Saturday.
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Republicans must have caved, as usual. I’m sure that’s what the details will show.
So the agreement is that FEMA says they don’t need the money so they ditched the appropriation? This means Herman Cain jumped the gun in his comments on this matter?
The repubs caved I am sure!
If the dems had a budget this could be avoided no?
“So the agreement is that FEMA says they dont need the money so they ditched the appropriation?”
So FEMA can make a little addition error like that and there is no outrage...........FEMA just realized they don’t need it......What the heck!
Wait until you see the “reelect dims in 2012” slush fund money that was hidden in this POS... Rush alluded to it today... we are so screwed.
Back in the "Bad old Days" (when Repubs were in charge) they called this a slush fund, and the media would work day and night to find out where it came from, what it was for and who controlled it.
Is anyone interested any more?
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