The Republicans are is disarray ….
First they finally get a Stimulus/Virus Bill tied to a Spending Bill….
They come together on a Defense Bill….
Trump is ok with all this after complaining ….
Then he’s NOT and veto’s the Defense Bill and say he won’t sign the others?
And he says he want’s $2,000 for everyone and the House Republicans say NO?
We have a BIG dancing going on that HAS to end 5 days from now….
Or things get put off in continuing resolutions….
The Government shuts down and the US Military stops paying its bills….
I don’t see the last two happening…
Somebody IS gonna blink…..
House Republicans rejected an effort by House Democrats on Thursday to pass a bill to provide $2,000 stimulus checks — up from the $600 approved in a sweeping coronavirus relief and omnibus spending package earlier in the week.
Democrats offered the bill after President Trump raised objections to the $2.3 trillion COVID-19 relief and omibus spending package approved by Congress on Monday.
Trump explicitly complained that the $600 direct payments to Americans included in the bill were too small, calling for the checks to be $2,000.
Democrats seized on the president’s words to try to put Republicans in a difficult spot, arguing they also preferred the higher payments.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) offered the measure to boost the check size to $2,000 during the Christmas Eve session of the House by unanimous consent.
A number of Republicans in Congress oppose direct payments of $2,000.
In response to Hoyer, Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Va.) sought to bring up a competing measure to revisit the portion of the appropriations legislation that relates to foreign aid. Trump also criticized those provisions, which were included after a negotiation with Republicans and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who signed off on the deal.
Trump only raised his objections after the bill was approved by Congress, surprising members of both parties and putting Republicans in the House and Senate in a difficult political spot.
The government will shut down on Tuesday unless Trump signs the bill, or a new funding measure is approved. …