Skip to comments.Senate approves budget, sends to Obama (64 to 36)
Posted on 12/18/2013 3:50:17 PM PST by Red Steel
Washington (CNN) -- For the first time in what seems like ages, Congress has passed a government spending plan without resorting to last-minute brinkmanship such as midnight negotiations to prevent an imminent government shutdown.
The Senate voted 64-36 on Wednesday to send the compromise federal budget framework to President Barack Obama, who has signaled his support.
Last week, the budget plan easily passed the House on a 332-94 vote, with solid majorities of both parties supporting it.
Ayotte: Budget deal unfair to vets Ex-CBO directors: Budget right on basics Boehner, the tea party, and the GOP McCain: We can't shut down govt. again Budget deal could up airline travel cost We're going to hold people accountable
While Wednesday's Senate vote was closer, nine Republicans joined the majority Democrats to provide the required majority of at least 51 votes to pass.
The plan guides government spending into 2015, defusing the chances of a shutdown like the one in October that generated public anger against Congress, particularly conservative Republicans blamed for the impasse. ...
"Ultimately, his agreement upholds the principles conservatives stand for and, with Democrats controlling the White House and the Senate, it is the best we can hope for," he said of the plan.
Other Republicans who voted "yes" on Wednesday were Saxby Chambliss of Georgia, John McCain of Arizona, Susan Collins of Maine, John Hoeven of North Dakota, Johnny Isakson of Georgia, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Rob Portman of Ohio.
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Other Senate Republican that voted “Yes” are
Orrin Hatch and Ron Johnson.
In other words all 9 voted to slash benefits to disabled vets, while refusing to cut a $4.2 billion additional child credit ‘loophole’ for illegal aliens.
This was not a budget this was a framework
Repeat the lie enough times...
What would you expect from incompetent politicians. Their only interest is being elected or re-elected. They are obsessed with power, perks and privilege and care little about Americans and America. Thus they are truly un-American. Power corrupts and they conduct themselves accordingly, corrupt, greedy, selfish, self-serving and immoral.
In 1992 Ross Perot said “Surely we can find 535 men and women who will go to Washington to serve and not to cash in.” No, Ross, we can’t.
This pretty much seals the fate of the republican “moderate” party...
Those that voted against this capitulation should consider forming a more conservative party apparatus, and do so now so we can start to rebuild/repair this country...
You might find a few that were coerced into this “deal” that might be salvagable (politically), but should be kept on a short leash for the time being...
Hell, this country is on its way out anyway, there is no more virtue left in numbers to thwart the status quo at this time...Virtue in numbers from the elected officials, to the constituencies that keep voting these capitulators in our government now...
Pride is the biggest speedbump in all of this, no one wants to admit they made a mistake in their “choice” at elections in the last 20-25 years...Therefore, it will take some time for those people to come around...
Peoples conservatism varies from state to state, and where you might find admirable conservatism in some states, others have an entirely different view on the subject, and those that vye for your affections in a campaign season...
Thats why we should consider firing them all, and start over...The system works if you stay within the Constitutional constraints it places upon the Federal government, which in turn should trickle down to the state houses...
But we will all probably be dead and gone before we see an appreciable change in political conduct within those entities...
Might as well start now...
The same deomrats who are usually financed by unwitting repubbies voted with their masters.
Toon loved to play voter suppression, he must be grinning ear to ear as Obama has played this to perfection. millions of Republican-inclined folk will be nowhere to be seen next November.
This is why we need Rob Maness to defeat Mary Moon landfill Landrieu.
No Rinos and Cassidy is a Rino.
I have a good friend who's husband is overseas in the military. She struggles everyday to basically raise her kids as a single mother.
This is another sell out, more money for illegals and grifters. I'm sure there are lots of handouts for the EBT crowd as well.
“Congress has passed a government spending plan without resorting to last-minute brinkmanship such as midnight negotiations to prevent an imminent government shutdown.”
Yeah. The theatrics were wearing thin. The gop and rat factions of the uniparty don’t really differ on the issue anyway.
“Pride is the biggest speedbump in all of this, no one wants to admit they made a mistake in their choice at elections in the last 20-25 years...Therefore, it will take some time for those people to come around...”
No one? I admit that I was wrong in two successive Presidential elections. The time spent voting for the gop opponents to dear leader would have been better spent cleaning out the fridge. Even if one of them had won, it wouldn’t have made much difference.
This is all such a farce. Only 9 GOP Senators voted for the package. If they had needed 20 GOP votes, they’d have had 20 GOP votes. Just like in the supposedly more conservative GOP delegation. There are a handful of true conservatives in the Senate and maybe 40 or so in the House. The rest of the GOP caucus are compromisers who do the bidding of their masters.
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