Skip to comments.Schumer pushes to get spending bill ‘back on track’ despite conservative blockade
Posted on 09/18/2023 7:19:14 PM PDT by RandFan
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) vowed to get negotiations to pass three appropriations bills “back on track” in the coming days after a conservative senator derailed the effort late last week and sent the situation into a tailspin.
Schumer declined to lay out any concrete steps for how he plans to proceed in the coming days. However, he indicated that he will know more in the near future as the chamber pushes to pass the three appropriations bills — known as a “minibus.”
“I urge my Republican colleagues to resist and reject these hard-line attempts to derail the Senate’s work. A great majority of senators from both parties want to see us move forward,” Schumer said on the floor. “In the coming days, I’ll work with my colleagues on getting the appropriations process back on track so we can finish processing these appropriations bills and get us one step closer to funding the government.”
The New York Democrat was referring to Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), who on Thursday held up further votes and the amendment process on the minibus, calling for all three bills to be passed individually and for senators to follow the lead of the House.
Johnson, according to Schumer, is “mimicking” tactics used by the House Freedom Caucus.
“In both chambers, a small band of hard-right Republicans are dead-set on grinding down the gears of government,” Schumer said. “It’s a scary pattern we’re seeing emerge with some on the hard right.”
The comments came with only 12 days left until government funding expires and lawmakers attempt to figure out a stopgap spending bill to give them more time to figure out a deal to fund the government for the next fiscal year.
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A real disruptor. I like it!
Schmuckie is a traitor Commie.
I'm not seeing the problem here.
Chuckie Schumer the marxist hard liner.
Schumer is one of those incredibly irresponsible guys pushing the accelerator pedal to the floorboards, and he won’t stop until we crash head on into a bridge abutment at 200 miles an hour. Someone has to slow this thing down so that we can get some modest degree of control over our nation’s finances. Otherwise, it doesn’t matter what the Russians or Chinese do, it doesn’t matter if the sun takes out all of our electronics, it doesn’t matter if there’s a pandemic, everything will self-destruct at some point due to a complete fiscal breakdown.
The Taxpayers are tired of it.
I need to see the GOP actually do it. Usually, if it has Ukraine Aid, they’ll send a Trillion to Gangs R Us in South Central and a Trillion to various Woke spin-offs.
What? All two of them?
The rest of the republicans are just holding out for some personal earmarks.
Tax,borrow and spend like there is no tomorrow.
Extreme leftists and their RINO allies spending the country away into oblivion.
There is nothing he can do unless there is 67 votes
(Needs RINO support)....
Zero out DOJ, DOE, EPA, National Archives and then agree to a CR
Lets all wish Chuck Schumer and Republican Senator Mike Crapo of Idaho well on their journey to China next month...sarc
No kidding they lead a bipartisan delegation to Japan, South Korea and China.
>if it has Ukraine Aid...
Oh yes. This is sacrosanct
Schmuckie is a Commie traitor.
Does she survive by getting parts as the Heavy?
Two tons of fun. Not.
UNIPARTY. Nothing will change except your quality of life.
The republicans are budget hawks, huh. That’s a laugh. The republicans have been instrumental in the passage of 4 trillion dollars of NEW and destructive spending so far by The Biden WH. As Trump climbs in the polls the more the rinopublican branch of The Uniparty will become active in sabotaging their own party. Trump is making serious headway with some historically democrat voting demographics so rinopublicans to the rescue! They will make cuts targeting these new republican voters in an attempt to alienate them from the party. They will also likely propose abortion bans and push for cutting Social Security. They will touch every third rail they can, even a fourth rail if there is such a thing.
Trump will be running against both democrat and rinopublican parties as usual.
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