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Congress seems on track to avert weekend government shutdown
WTOP ^ | 12/6/17 | AP

Posted on 12/06/2017 7:07:54 PM PST by iowamark

Edited on 12/06/2017 8:56:43 PM PST by Jim Robinson. [history]

Despite incendiary words from President Donald Trump, Congress seemed on track Wednesday to approving legislation that would avert a partial government shutdown over the weekend as all sides seemed ready to avert a confrontation for now.

Increasingly confident House leaders planned a Thursday vote on a bill that would keep federal agencies functioning through Dec. 22, and Senate approval was expected to follow. Even the head of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, whose members have been threatening to oppose the measure, predicted passage.


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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: first; tax; vote
Only 2 week extension.
1 posted on 12/06/2017 7:07:55 PM PST by iowamark
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To: iowamark

Somehow I believe that a Trump era government shutdown will NOT include “No Trespassing” signs at the Vietnam Memorial.


2 posted on 12/06/2017 7:14:10 PM PST by lightman (ANTIFA is full of Bolshevik.)
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To: iowamark

Trump seems to like the short span continuing resolutions.

Perhaps he thinks they won’t be able to bribe each other with massive long term bribes this way.

I like the idea they won’t issue one that will last until after the election in 2018 for instance.

They’d have to promise the “family farm” to some in Congress to get their vote. This way they may promise a tractor, but that’s about it. “:^)


3 posted on 12/06/2017 7:18:51 PM PST by DoughtyOne (McConnell / Ryan: Why pass Cons legislation when we can pass Leftist legislation for Leftists?)
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To: iowamark

Donald Trump said what is quoted in my tag line and I display every day here. We want to stop the horse shit and BUILD THE WALL!! NOW!!!


4 posted on 12/06/2017 7:19:42 PM PST by raiderboy ( "...if we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall")
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To: iowamark

When was the last time the US had an approved budget?


5 posted on 12/06/2017 7:28:27 PM PST by raybbr (That progressive bumper sticker on your car might just as well say, "Yes, I'm THAT stupid!")
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To: iowamark

Pass the tax bill clean. Don’t pollute it!


6 posted on 12/06/2017 7:52:11 PM PST by familyop ("Welcome to Costco. I love you." --Costco greeter in the movie, "Idiocracy")
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To: iowamark

Shut the bitch down!

Send home all “non-essential employees”. And then, once all those drones have been determined to be “non-essential”.....FIRE their collective ass!


7 posted on 12/06/2017 7:59:33 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (RATs, RINOs...same thing)
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