By David Morgan and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Senate approved a stop-gap funding bill to avert a looming federal government shutdown on Wednesday, after Republicans and Democrats agreed to help Flint, Michigan, resolve its drinking water crisis. Lawmakers voted 72-26 to adopt the short-term continuing resolution, or CR, that would keep federal agencies […]
The White House budget office was slated to hold a call with U.S. government agencies on Friday to plan for a government shutdown in case the U.S. Congress fails to pass a short-term funding bill by a deadline next week.
Obama says, “I think the system worked,” as Congress passes large-scale measure to end possibility of government shutdowns during 2016 campaign season.
Speaker Paul Ryan told Republicans that negotiations with Democrats culminated in a deal that would eliminate any government shutdowns until next October.
Every December brings anxieties about Congress finishing its work in time to avert a government shutdown. Christmas cheer is overshadowed by partisan finger pointing; lawmakers have months to come to an agreement on spending priorities and policy riders, but don’t.
House Speaker Paul D. Ryan faces his first big test as Congress stares down a deadline to do something that has become increasingly difficult: pass a bill to fund the government.
Past votes and positions he’s taken on key social and fiscal issues could rankle conservatives who still want to see change in their party’s leadership.
Democrats have their own problems, but they are far more in step with mainstream America while the GOP remains more interested in appeasing a narrow base than governing a diverse country.
Outgoing House Speaker Johnson Boehner needed support from Democrats to keep the government open, as a majority of Republicans voted against it.
Watch as the committee’s lead Democrat, Elijah Cummings of Maryland, points to the political double-standard in the Planned Parenthood debate.
Looks like the public will once again blame mainstream Republicans for not curbing the tantrum wing of their party — and the GOP can kiss the 2016 presidential election goodbye. That may sound like a good thing for the Democrats, but must the entire nation suffer in the process?
John Boehner’s resignation as Speaker of the House has helped free him and his Republican colleagues in Congress for something important: doing their job.
Blasting hard-line conservatives as “false prophets,” U.S. House Speaker John Boehner on Sunday said Congress will avoid a government shutdown this week.
Senate Republicans initially will seek to pass a version of the spending bill that cuts off all federal funds to Planned Parenthood.