Skip to comments.The House passes spending, disaster measures Thursday to avert shutdown
Posted on 12/21/2017 2:35:43 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
he House passed a short-term spending measure Thursday to avert a partial government shutdown at midnight Friday, and quickly voted on a separate $81 billion disaster relief bill to aid victims of recent hurricanes and wildfires.
The Senate is expected to vote Thursday evening on the stopgap, which passed the House 231-188 and will push back delicate decisions on spending, immigration, health care and national security until Jan. 17.
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So after another full year, congress still is without a budget. Is this another continuing resolution or have we managed to accomplish anything to stop the fiscal bleeding?
2017 was Obama’s to budget. There is a budget for 2018, it passed October 20, 2017.
“Another tricky issue for House Republicans involved the extension of a warrantless surveillance program used by U.S. intelligence agencies to collect electronic communications of foreign spy targets on U.S. soil. National security officials warn that the loss of the program Jan. 1 could harm their ability to protect the country, but civil liberties advocates, including members of the hard-right House Freedom Caucus, want reforms to the program and resisted a long-term extension.
But the groups chairman, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), said Thursday that its members would stand down after GOP leaders promised a full debate next month on a stand-alone bill to reauthorize the program, known as Section 702.”
Pelosi, Schumer and Steny Hoyer were last seen being chased down Pennsylvania avenue by an angry mob of criminal DACA invaders.
Between fiscal year 1977 and fiscal year 2015, Congress only passed all twelve regular appropriations bills on time in four years - fiscal years 1977, 1989, 1995, and 1997.
We don’t need no stinking budget, we created the Federal Reserve and gave them a Printer!
13 Dem yes on stopgap spending bill: BishopGA Bustos Costa Crist Gottheimer Lawson Loebsack Murphy O'Halleran Ruiz Schneier Sewell Sinema
And on the disaster bill...
The vote was 251-169. 51 Republicans voted no. 69 Democrats voted yes
The need to scrap the omnibus spending bill and go to approving budgets by need, not format.
I recall that now that you mention it. So Congress managed to do 2 things this year. I should not have been so critical...
This Continuing Resolution is no surprise, there was no way the Republicans were going to let the government shutdown 3 days before Christmas, they knew the democrats and the liberal media had the “Grinch that stole Christmas” narrative ready to go...
Come on man, just give us a stinking budget!!!!!!!!
What’s the other one?
There is one, see post 3
On that date the Senate passed a budget resolution. It is not law. It neither authorizes nor appropriates funds. Budget resolutions should be passed in the spring for any chance of an appropriation before the fiscal year ends.
What’s the difference between a budget resolution and a budget?
The budget resolution is guidance to the authorization and appropriation committees. It is a joint rule in congress to pass the resolution. The resolution is not presented to the President to sign. It does not become law. It does not make funds available.
Budget is there job and they refuse. Is there a charge of contempt of constitution? They are all guilty, hang then and ohold new elections.
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