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Mon Sep 18, 2023, 07:43 AM

House Republicans release short-term bill to avert government shutdown until Oct. 31

WASHINGTON Key factions of the House Republican Conference reached a tentative agreement Sunday to keep the government funded temporarily and avert a shutdown scheduled for the end of the month, pairing it with a conservative border security measure, multiple GOP sources with knowledge of the agreement said.

House Republicans released a bill after the far-right Freedom Caucus and the center-right Main Street Caucus reached a tentative agreement, the sources said. The deal, which would keep the government funded through Oct. 31 but includes cuts to domestic spending, is expected to pave the way to pass a defense spending bill this week that has been tied up in the standoff between Republican leadership and the far right.

If the legislation passes the House, it would resolve one internal problem for Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., while creating a new one. The controversial immigration provisions and reduced spending levels make it all but guaranteed to die in the Democratic-led Senate, meaning it could do more to hasten a shutdown at the end of September than prevent one.

The bill would cut domestic spending by 8% with exceptions for the military and veterans funding.

https://news.yahoo.com/house-republicans-release-short-term-030742273.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=0_00

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Reply House Republicans release short-term bill to avert government shutdown until Oct. 31 (Original post)
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bucolic_frolic Sep 18 #1
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Response to Dulcinea (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 07:54 AM

1. As-is, this bill is a shutdown bill. It is DOA.

Can McCarthy get a modified bill to pass, with Democratic support? Roughly 150 Dems + 72 Repugs?

I actually think we won't get this done this time. Freedom Caucus is at a chokepoint to test their power. They don't care about the consequences. This is not about governing to them, it's about the MAGA cult. Destroying the government is their thing. Maximum damage. They don't want a social safety net, they want to plunder the poor and the weak to support themselves.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 08:33 AM

2. THIS

is what we have been waiting for. They have a chance to govern and this is what they come up with? LOL. End of the GQP. I smell it; gangrene. Just ask yourself...who will pay the congress and senators their pay when the system is shut down? Will the violence at their doors be avoidable? I laugh at their failures daily. Maybe time for us poor and weak to amass in a large movement of force and direct action against pukes.

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Mon Sep 18, 2023, 06:23 PM

3. is Oct 31 so they can concentrate on Halloween?

After all, the repugs in Congress are a horror story.

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