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Thu Dec 6, 2018, 01:24 PM

Congress Passes Two-Week Funding Extension to Avert Shutdown

An extension of temporary appropriations for nine Cabinet departments and dozens of smaller agencies through Dec. 21 is on its way to the president’s desk after the House and Senate passed the measure Thursday.

The legislation would extend current funding levels for two weeks and buy time to reach final agreement on outstanding spending issues, including President Donald Trump’s $5 billion southern border wall funding request. It also extends a number of expiring authorizations including Violence Against Women Act programs, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and the National Flood Insurance Program for the duration of the stopgap measure.

After the House passed the measure by unanimous consent on Thursday, the Senate quickly took it up and passed it on a voice vote. That gives Trump more than 24 hours to sign the legislation before the current stopgap providing funding for those sections of government expires on Friday at midnight. Without the new stopgap in place, a partial shutdown of operations at those agencies would begin at 12:01 a.m.

https://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/congress-passes-two-week-funding-extension-avert-shutdown

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Independent.mind Dec 6 #1
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Response to uncledad (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 01:51 PM

1. Here we go again

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Response to Independent.mind (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 02:00 PM

2. LOL

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Response to uncledad (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 02:01 PM

3. Didn't Trump say he wouldn't sign any more bills like this after last time?

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Response to Independent.mind (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 02:04 PM

4. Well that was a passing tirade.....

We will find out soon enough.

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Response to uncledad (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 02:09 PM

5. This is one of the things congress does that pisses me off more than most

They need to get a damn budget passed already

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Response to Independent.mind (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 05:01 PM

6. Well, when they are paid to not complete their sworn duty...instead

engaging in school yard name calling, obsessive Kabuki performances, and tantrums as a replacement, I've lower my expectations considerably. They were fairly low to begin with.

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Response to Independent.mind (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 02:07 PM

8. But Obama...

I think that's obligatory when kicking the can is mentioned.

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