Skip to comments.GOP senators introduce bill to permanently end government shutdowns
Posted on 01/11/2019 10:42:13 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
Several Republican senators introduced legislation Friday to permanently end government shutdowns by creating an automatic continuing resolution for any appropriations bill, allowing the federal government to remain open even when budget agreements break down.
Currently, when Congress fails to meet a deadline to pass a government funding bill, the agencies which remain unfunded shut down. Often, Congress chooses to pass what's called a continuing resolution (CR) to delay and extend the deadline to pass funding bills, which keeps funding operations at their current levels.
CR funding would be reduced by 1 percent after 120 days, and would be reduced by another 1 percent every 90 days "until Congress does its job and completes the annual appropriations process," according to the release announcing the bill.
The bill was introduced by a group of Republicans representing the ideological spectrum in the caucus, such as hardline conservative Sen. Steve Daines of Montana, Utah libertarian Sen. Mike Lee, and moderate Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski. The bill is sponsored by Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, who has introduced the legislation every year since he was elected to the Senate in 2010. Influential Sen. Chuck Grassley, the Financial Committee chairman, has also signed on.
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They could try passing actual budgets instead of infinite continuing resolutions.
What is wrong with these people???
No wall, is assured a veto. If the GOP participates in the overrid, The will be primAried.
We will never have a budget again. Obama never had a budget in eight years.
In the remote chance it passes both Houses Trump should veto it.
R-epansiecans just helpin’ a brother out. That being D-lusionals
They can’t because every budget requires 60 senate votes and senators care about themselves then party. That is it.
Bush-League Republicans doing what comes naturally
These losers are really Democrats disguised as rino Republicans. They are not even good rinos!
Same mentality that led to the Corker Capitulation on Iran. Duck responsibility. Avoid hard choices.
The bus is racing over a cliff and they throw on cruise control and party in the back.
Obviously you didn’t read the article.
Never another budget, no program will ever have a budget cut. What friggin morons.
Great, a**holes. Pass a bill to automate the work you’re supposed to do so you’ll have more time to bash Trump.
How about passing a bill that says if you don’t want to do your job, you can return to your home without a paycheck.
Ok. No voice votes.
Let them all vote ON RECORD.
And lets see whos who.
Great they can just keep on spending like drunken sailors—without taking any responsibility for it.
It is important to "Republicans" (spit) that the Deep Swamp be made immortal so that it can NEVER be stopped from growing, reduced, or controlled.
That’s crazy. Get rid of the 60 senator rule so the majority is never blocked.
And a president would sign this bill? Why?
Won’t get 2/3rds anywhere to override.
Moral cowardice knows no bounds
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