There very well maybe a Trump inspired Government shutdown coming for the Holidays unless SOMEONE pulls a ‘rabbit out of a political hat’…..
Democrats REALLY ARE in the drivers seat it would appear….
While the current House has a Republican majority that just passed a Budget with a $5B wall ok?
They added a sweetener of $7B for disaster relief….
THAT ain’t gonna get the bill thru the US Senate says Democratic Minority leader Schumer…
The bill needs Seven Democrats along with the Two Independent Senator’s
THAT is NOT gonna happen….
The interesting thing is that come January?
The House is gonna be led by Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi….
Trump can stop dreaming about wall money then…
The House voted 217-185 Thursday to send the continuing resolution back to the Senate after adding $5.7 billion for border security and $7.8 billion for disaster relief, despite the package having little chance of getting to President Donald Trump’s desk.
The decision to add those elements to the bill, even though the disaster aid package enjoys broad bipartisan support, complicates efforts to avert the partial government shutdown that is set to begin Friday night when the stopgap spending bill expires.
But House Republicans felt emboldened to at least give their preferred approach a try, after Trump weighed in with them personally Thursday. And Republicans pointed to comments from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., at a meeting with Trump last week in which she claimed the House GOP couldn’t pass a bill with $5 billion for the U.S.-Mexico wall as added motivation.
“There’s nothing like getting a challenge from the other side’s leader that says you don’t have the votes,” Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., said before the vote Thursday evening. “Very helpful. “
The revised measure would need 60 votes to get through the Senate, where Democrats have said they’ll oppose it when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., calls a vote, likely around noon Friday.
“It will clearly not come close to getting the 60 votes that it needs and then Leader Pelosi and I and probably Sen. McConnell would hope that the House would then consider the bipartisan, unanimously passed bill,” Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer said at a press conference with Pelosi…..