Skip to comments.On the brink of a government shutdown, McCarthy pivots to a 45-day plan relying on Democratic help
Posted on 09/30/2023 11:02:09 AM PDT by Mariner
WASHINGTON (AP) — On the brink of a federal government shutdown, Speaker Kevin McCarthy announced a dramatic pivot Saturday, trying to push a 45-day funding bill through the House with Democratic help — a move that could keep government open but most certainly risks his job.
Republican lawmakers met behind closed doors early at the Capitol with hours to go before the midnight deadline needed to fund government operations or face a disruptive federal closure.
The new approach would leave behind aid to Ukraine, a White House priority opposed by a growing number of GOP lawmakers, but the plan would increase federal disaster assistance by $16 billion, meeting 's full request.
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He’s doing exactly what he said he wouldn’t do.
Exactly the one thing he said he WOULD NOT do, he is now doing.
The government is a Federal disaster.
What is Matt Gaetz waiting for?
Traitor deserves smackdown by unidentified rednecks with sledge hammers.
THIS MINUTE. BUT UP OR SHUT UP GAETZ!
It’s all a show, including the shutdown if it happens. Meaningless.
He wants to work deals with RATS, not his own GOP House Members.
One hundred percent posturers and fakes.
Not 75%, not 90 %, not 99 %.
One hundred percent.
This gets real old. Every year same damned thing. The Republicans blink on the budget bills and the omnibus crap. Never shut anything down. No functional opposition. It’s a Uni-party. Just useless.
Marxist Democrats made a motion to adjourn till Monday, and the shot down the short the short term cr because it had no Ukranie funding. ENOUGH! LET THE GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN, AND GO TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND EXPLAIN WHY,but no, cuck mccarthy goes running hat in hand to the marxists.😡😡😡
The unreliable, gutless Republicans.
How can these people face their children and grandchildren when the shackle them with unsustainable debt?
No! This is when the house uses the power of the purse! Fund a border wall! Ban all state issued drivers licenses to illegal aliens and cut off federal transportation funds to those states until they do rescind those licenses. Ban all federal support for abortion. Get the federal government entirely out of the abortion debate, remove it from the 2024 election.
You do realize that electoral politics is a conspiracy to make the decline and fall of Western civilization entertaining?
Like gambling is a conspiracy to make the appropriation of your money entertaining.
But gambling is most entertaining for the house, as they watch the losers' cash flow into their coffers. Who is electoral politics entertaining for?
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