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  • Senate Averts Shutdown Fears [until Wednesday]; Fights Over Nominees

    12/13/2014 2:03:46 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 37 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 13, 2014 | AP
    Their power ebbing, Senate Democrats launched a last-minute drive Saturday to confirm roughly 20 of President Barack Obama's nominees, and several Republicans blamed tea party-backed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz for creating an opening for the outgoing majority party to exploit. Lawmakers took a break in their intrigue long enough to send Obama legislation that provides funds for the government to remain open until Wednesday at midnight, easing concerns of a shutdown. A separate, $1.1 trillion long-term funding bill remained in limbo. Republicans tried to slow the nomination proceedings, but several voiced unhappiness with Cruz, a potential presidential candidate in 2016....
  • Boehner and Pelosi Unite to Pass Bill Funding Planned Parenthood, Obamacare, Syrian Revolutionaries

    09/20/2014 2:59:46 PM PDT · by chemicalman · 21 replies
    CNSNews ^ | September 17, 2014 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - House Speaker John Boehner (R.-Ohio) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) joined forces early Wednesday evening as the House passed a continuing resolution that will fund the government after the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30, and that will permit funding for Planned Parenthood (the nation's largest abortion provider), the entirety of Obamacare, and an amendment requested by President Barack Obama "to train and equip appropriately vetted elements of the Syrian opposition." The bill passed 319 to 108 with four members not voting. But there were not enough Republican members to pass the bill without...
  • Cruz to House GOP: Punt Spending Debate Into 2015

    09/11/2014 1:53:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    Roll Call ^ | September 10, 2014 | Niels Lesniewski with Matt Fuller
    Sen. Ted Cruz is launching an effort to push the House into a continuing resolution that funds the government into the next Congress. “It would be a serious mistake for House Republicans to pass a Continuing Resolution that would ensure that Harry Reid and the Senate Democrats would come back to Washington, after many of them will have likely lost their seats, for a no-holds barred lame duck session where they will be free to pass legislation that the American people will never be able to hold them responsible for,” the Texas Republican said in a statement provided to CQ...
  • RNC Chair: ‘We Will Tattoo’ Obamacare to Dems’ Foreheads in 2014

    11/13/2013 4:41:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 11, 2013 - 6:57 AM | Susan Jones
    Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, says Republicans will clobber Democrats with the Affordable Care Act—and President Obama’s false promises about it—in next year’s mid-term elections. “And this issue is going to be toxic for the Democrats,” Priebus told CNN’s State of the Union With Candy Crowley.“And believe me, we will tattoo it to their foreheads in 2014. We will run on it. And they will lose because of it.” …
  • Pelosi on Pork Barrel Spending in CR Bill: ‘Why Are We Talking About This?’

    10/17/2013 6:04:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 17, 2013 - 1:48 PM | Melanie Hunter
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) asked why reporters were making an issue out of the additional spending that was added to the continuing resolution that re-opened the federal government and increased the debt limit. “What difference does it make? Why are we talking about this? We’re talking about a bill that as I said last night, I’m not asking anybody to vote for this bill on the merits,” Pelosi said. …
  • The Great CR Debate of 2013

    09/16/2013 3:19:23 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    The National Review ^ | 9-16-13 | Jonathon Strong
    Last Tuesday morning, at 9 a.m. in a room deep within the bowels of the Capitol, Representative John Campbell was trying to determine whether the GOP leadership’s plan to fund the government would sink or swim. “Some meetings like that, they present an idea, and it just gets blasted,” he says. “And you can just tell, walking out of the meeting, ‘Okay, this is not gonna fly.’” Campbell, an affable and wealthy Californian who is leaving Congress at the end of this session and is eager to get ownership of his calendar back, has always had a knack for anticipating...
  • A Battle Won but the War Continues to Defund Obamacare

    09/14/2013 8:08:58 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 9-14-13 | David Bossie
    This week, thanks to a groundswell of opposition from conservative activists, the House Republican leadership decided to delay voting on their continuing resolution. Leadership would never admit it, but they canceled Thursday’s scheduled vote because they did not have enough support from Republican members. Using tactics that only Washington insiders could dream of, House leadership attempted a questionable parliamentary scheme which is known as "deem and pass." The goal was to give Republicans a chance to say they voted to defund Obamacare while simultaneously passing a bill out of the House that funds it. If that sounds confusing, that’s because...
  • John Boehner must cut loose the Tea Party

    09/11/2013 11:41:50 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 75 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Sept 11, 2013 | By Greg Sargent
    Here’s the read among Congressional Dems on this fall’s fiscal fights. At some point, House GOP leaders will have to pass an important bill with a lot of Democratic support — stiff-arming the Tea Party in the process. GOP leaders are trying to defer that moment for as long as possible, but there’s just no clear way around it. Multiple reports this morning tell us House GOP leaders are struggling to round up support among House Republicans for their new strategy for the fall. They are proposing a vote on a measure that would temporarily fund the government at current...
  • Boehner Won’t Really Defund Obamacare: Goal “Is Not to Shut Down the Gov’t”

    09/10/2013 2:11:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 10, 2013 - 12:15 PM | Susan Jones
    The only real chance of blocking Obamacare is for Congress to pass a continuing resolution that deprives it of money, even though a government shutdown would be the likely result. But that appears to be a step too far for some Republicans, including House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). “Listen, our goal here is not to shut down the government,” Boehner told reporters on Tuesday. “Our goal is to cut spending and to stop Obamacare. And I believe that the strategy that was outlined to members this morning accomplishes that.” Press reports say the Republican strategy calls for the House to...
  • You Can't Spend What You Can't See

    03/12/2013 9:50:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 11, 2013 | Rich Galen
    Although it hasn't made much news, what with the world missing a Pope, the Senate missing an on-the-floor bathroom, Venezuela missing a President, and President Hamid Karzai missing a press conference with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel; but President Barack Obama has missed the deadline for producing a budget document for the United States. It's not as if the whole government spending thing hasn't been a big deal in Washington. You might have been following along as Republicans and Democrats have been not just disagreeing with one another about how to cut the deficit from its present $16.5 trillion, but they...
  • Army: 78% Of Combat Brigades Will Skip Training Due To Sequester, CR

    02/10/2013 3:40:59 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 43 replies
    AOL Defense ^ | 6 Feb 13 | Staff
    WASHINGTON: Rarely have such pretty slides told such an ugly story. While Army Chief of Staff Ray Odierno tries to talk up "The Force of Tomorrow," Army briefing documents obtained today by AOL Defense lay out the near-term impact of sequestration, the Continuing Resolution, and unresolved overseas contingency operations needs: an enormous $18 billion shortfall for the service that will be borne almost entirely by federal workers and military readiness. You can see the slides by clicking "download this document" (up and to the left) and read the detailed talking points here, but the highlights are harrowing enough: Training:...
  • The Next Crisis – Mark your calendar (The Date: Sep. 30, The Issue: Another Continuing Resolution)

    08/14/2011 8:26:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Bruce Krasting ^ | 08/14/2011
    The date will be on or about September 30th. The issue will be the need to pass a Continuing Resolution by the House. For more than 850 days the US has gone without a budget. The House passed one not long ago; the Senate tabled it. The Administration has not offered up one either. The absence of an approved budget means that the only way the country can continue to operate is through a series of temporary extensions. The last time we went through a vote on a continuing resolution was just four months ago. That fight went down to...
  • Source: Budget deadline may be pushed back [3 day deal]

    04/08/2011 5:29:14 PM PDT · by Hawk720 · 12 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 04/08/2011 | Alan Silverleib and Tom Cohen
    Budget negotiators are working on a proposal to keep the federal government open for another three days while Democratic and Republican leaders try to put together a broader deal this weekend, a senior Democratic source told CNN late Friday. The measure would not include any language on controversial topics like abortion, which has been an apparent sticking point, according to Democrats. But it is not clear, the source cautioned, that the plan could pass the House of Representatives and the Senate by midnight -- the deadline for keeping the government running and preventing a partial shutdown.
  • Boehner to introduce one-week stopgap to stave off shutdown (Pelosi had more of a pair)

    04/04/2011 8:17:40 PM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 188 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/04/11 | Molly K. Hooper and Russell Berman
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is set to introduce a bill Monday night to fund the military through September and fund government operations for one more week, Republican sources tell The Hill. Boehner's move is intended to prevent a government shutdown that would start after Friday without another measure to fund the government. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) said the GOP was trying to prevent a government shutdown "at all costs." “We’re serious about trying to prevent a government shutdown. We’re also serious about cutting spending," he told reporters after a meeting of the GOP conference on Monday evening....
  • The Strategy of Short-Term CR Opponents: A Response to Keith Hennessey

    03/17/2011 7:45:06 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 2 replies
    Red State ^ | 3-16-11 | Ross Vought
    *snip* FIRST, our viable alternative strategy is to force Senate Democrats to pass a bill. Currently, the very willingness of Republicans to do the short-terms absolves both Senate Democrats and the President of any responsibility. The House acted. It passed H.R. 1. The Senate has not. Harry Reid has essentially thrown up his hands and said that he can’t pass anything (notwithstanding the fact that he claims to run the Senate). We all know that he can pass something. Until the Senate passes legislation, real Congressional negotiations cannot begin. Not unlike their Wisconsin state colleagues, Democrats must participate to have...
  • Schumer taunts Boehner again: Democrats saved you from the Tea Party

    03/16/2011 2:52:10 AM PDT · by South40 · 69 replies
    YahooNews (The Daily Caller) ^ | 3/16/2011 | Chris Moody
    Top ranking Democrat Sen. Charles Schumer doubled down on his call for House Republican Speaker John Boehner to ditch the Tea Party after Democrats helped pass a short-term federal funding bill that would have failed without their support because of defections within the GOP. “Speaker Boehner wouldn’t have been able to pass this short-term measure without Democratic votes, and he won’t be able to pass a long-term one without Democratic votes either,” Schumer said in a statement. “It’s time for him to abandon the Tea Party, and forge a bipartisan compromise.”
  • FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 179 (which excluded votes on defunding Obamacare)

    03/15/2011 2:13:58 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 18 replies
    U.S. Congress ^ | 3/15/11 | U.S. Congress
    Here's the LINK.
  • House Passes Stopgap Spending Bill (Enough "stopgap" bills and start real defunding)

    03/15/2011 1:37:43 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 13 replies · 1+ views
    wall street journal ^ | 3/15/2011 | ap
    The House passed a measure Tuesday blending $6 billion in budget cuts with enough money to keep the government running for an additional three weeks. The measure buys additional time for talks between Capitol Hill Republicans and the Obama administration on a bill to fund the day-to-day operations of the government through the end of September. Those negotiations haven't gotten far yet, and House Republican leaders haven't shown much flexibility.
  • Continuing Resolution (H.J. 48) appears to have passed House.

    03/15/2011 12:45:29 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 91 replies · 1+ views
    House Live ^ | Today. Now. Right now. Look sharp. It's happening.
    If I am watching my House Proceedings correctly, I believe the CR (H.J 48) has passed the House. No one seriously thinks it will stall in the Senate. A lot of Republicans (44+) voted Nay. THAT IS A SIGNAL!!! NO MORE CR's!!!!
  • GOP conservatives balk at stopgap spending bill

    03/14/2011 12:42:03 PM PDT · by SmithL · 21 replies
    One of the top conservatives in the House is opposing a measure to keep the government running for three more weeks while the White House and Republican lawmakers seek a longer-term agreement on spending cuts. Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio chairs a group of conservative lawmakers . . .
  • Levin Surge!

    03/10/2011 8:02:02 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 15 replies
    Vote NO on the C.R. 202-224-3121 Call your member of Congress and say, "Vote No On the Continuing Resolution because it doesn't cut funding for Obamacare!" 202.224.3121
  • Cantor: Continuing Resolution Will De-fund ObamaCare

    02/08/2011 4:42:56 PM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    CNSNews ^ | February 8, 2011 | Matt Cover
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) Washington (CNSNews.com) – House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) told CNSNews.com today that “one way or the other” the upcoming continuing resolution necessary to keep the government funded through fiscal 2011 will deny funding to the ObamaCare law.At his weekly press briefing, CNSNews.com asked Cantor, "On the CR [continuing resolution], when that bill comes to the floor, will there be any funding for the health care reform law in it?"Cantor said, “I expect to see, one way or the other, the product coming out of the House to speak to that [ObamaCare funding]...