Did You Know...

   

Breaking: House passes short-term continuing resolution in dead of night

Share
By Michelle Malkin  •  September 23, 2011 01:09 AM

Last week, I alerted you to the fight on the right over the massive omnibus spending bill.

Well, it’s 1am Eastern time, and the House just passed the short-term FY 2012 spending bill by a vote of 219-203.

24 fiscal conservatives said no to the $24 billion spending hike. Per Chad Pergram at Fox News:

Amash, Austria, Broun, DesJarlais, Duncan (SC), Flake, Franks, Gingery, Graves (GA), Huelskamp, Huizinga, Hultgren, Jordan, King (IA), Lummis, Mack, Mulvaney, McClintock, Pearce, Poe, Schweikert, Walsh, Westmoreland and Wilson (SC).

6 Democrats voted yes and sided with the GOP leadership: Altmire, Holden, Kissell, McCarthy (NY), Michaud and Welch.

Boehner’s enticement to win back a few dozen Republicans who had previously revolted? Slicing off some federal funding for Solyndra-style subsidies:

House Republicans just after 8 p.m. introduced a new modified continuing resolution, which includes $100 million in cuts to a Department of Energy program called the Innovative Technology Loan Guarantee Program.

That program is the one that helped fund Solyndra, an energy company that went bankrupt and has led to Republican inquiries about how the program works.

The modification is in the form of an amendment to the continuing resolution that failed in the House on Wednesday.

On to the Senate

The 219-203 vote sets up a confrontation with the Senate, where Democratic leaders have vowed to block the measure in a dispute over federal disaster aid.

…Reid said the Senate was ready to stay in session next week, potentially canceling its scheduled recess. The House bill would fund the government through Nov. 18.

By pushing ahead with a tweaked version of his original bill, Boehner is hoping to jam the Senate with time running out.

While the federal government has funding through Sept. 30, the Federal Emergency Management Agency will run out of money by Monday, officials in both parties have said.

“I urge the Senate to quickly pass this bill so we can send it to the president and keep our focus on the American people‚Äôs top priority: jobs,” Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said in a statement after the vote. “This common-sense measure cuts spending for the second year in a row and protects our struggling economy from the uncertainty of a government shutdown.”

The fight over a tiny sliver of the federal budget brought both parties back to the kind of brinksmanship they sought to avoid upon returning to Washington earlier this month. More than the $100 million cut for Solyndra, GOP lawmakers said it was the Democratic opposition that had drawn conservatives back to the leadership bill.

They accused senior House Democrats of playing political games by withdrawing their support only after they saw the Republicans would have trouble passing the bill on their own.

Country over politics, yadda yadda yadda.

Posted in: Politics

Marginalizing Melania

May 16, 2018 08:23 AM by Michelle Malkin

SOTU Live on CRTV

January 30, 2018 11:03 AM by Michelle Malkin

Shocker: FBI was ‘unable to preserve and retrieve’ some texts from Trump-hating agent

January 22, 2018 05:28 AM by Doug Powers

Plus: Lynch already knew “no charges will be brought” against Hillary

Prog-tastic: Calif. Dems want state to tax businesses federal tax cut savings

January 21, 2018 09:44 AM by Doug Powers

It never ends


Categories: Donald Trump, Politics