BREAKING: House passes new spending bill to avert a government shutdown

The House just passed a new 45-day continuing resolution spending bill to avert a government shutdown. The bill doesn’t include any policy changes for Biden’s chaotic border, nor does it include any funding for Ukraine.

Here’s more via The Hill:

The House on Saturday approved a “clean” stopgap funding bill to avert a government shutdown, sending the legislation to the Senate for consideration hours before the midnight funding deadline.

The measure would keep the government funded at current spending levels for 45 days and it includes $16 billion in disaster relief — matching the figure the White House included in a supplemental request. It does not include Ukraine aid or border policy changes.

90 Republicans voted against the bill:

The chamber cleared the stopgap bill in an overwhelmingly bipartisan 335-91 vote hours after Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) rolled out the proposal. One Democrat and 90 Republicans voted against the measure.

The plan marked a stark shift in his posture when it comes to government funding. And it could spell trouble for his Speakership as conservatives heighten their threats to confiscate his gavel.

At the same time, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced Senate Republicans would not allow the upper chamber’s bipartisan continuing resolution (CR) to advance, deferring to the House plan.

Given how many Democrats voted for this clean CR in the House, it really should have no problem passing the Senate. But all this bill does is kick the can down the road to mid-November. So there’s nothing to celebrate here.


Comment Policy: Please read our comment policy before making a comment. In short, please be respectful of others and do not engage in personal attacks. Otherwise we will revoke your comment privileges.