The US Senate will follow shortly….
The funding authorisation will last til March 11….
This is giving both chambers lawmakers ‘s time to put together a trimed down spending package….
President Biden’s ‘Build back Better ‘ concept is history……
The new continuing resolution for government funding will be lawmakers 3rd effort to get something cemented down….
And despite all the media stuff about political infighting among the party members in Congress….
They are talking to each other to get this done…
It IS how the place work’s…..
The House on Tuesday passed a stopgap measure to extend federal government funding until March 11 to prevent a shutdown next week while negotiations over a longer-term package remain ongoing.
The chamber voted 272-162 to pass the short-term funding bill on Tuesday evening, just one day before the House is set to be out of session until the week of Feb. 28. A total of 51 House Republicans joined all but one Democrat (Rep. Josh Gottheimer (N.J.)) in support of the measure.
The Senate is expected to act swiftly on the legislation. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Tuesday that he intends for the upper chamber to “take it up quickly and in time” before current government funding expires Feb. 18.
The legislation buys congressional negotiators on both sides of the aisle time to strike a larger spending deal, known as an omnibus, to fund government operations for the rest of the fiscal year, which ends in late September.
If passed by the House and Senate, the continuing resolution will mark the third time Congress has had to resort to such measures to prevent a shutdown for the current fiscal year that began Oct. 1 as lawmakers struggle to reach a bipartisan agreement on spending….
At least 10 Senate Republicans will have to join with Democrats to advance the stopgap measure when it reaches the upper chamber. But only four GOP senators — Sens. Mike Lee (Utah), Rand Paul (Ky.), Ron Johnson (Wis.) and Ted Cruz (Texas) — have signed on to the pledge to oppose any funding that allows implementation of vaccine mandates….
Time to get serious and set aside some of the unattainable progressive goals for the sake of the WHOLE Democratic Goals and Midterms elections…
Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) appears to have heard the message from moderates in his caucus loud and clear.
This week, Schumer is stressing plans to vote on legislation that has bipartisan support, such as ending the use of forced arbitration clauses to avoid sexual harassment and assault lawsuits, a bill to strengthen the nation’s cybersecurity infrastructure and a measure to improve U.S. competitiveness with China.
“We’re gearing up to have a productive couple of weeks,” Schumer announced at a press conference at which he and his colleagues highlighted those bills.
The shift away from partisan initiatives that occupied the Senate’s time and attention last month and the end of last year — filibuster reform, voting rights legislation and Build Back Better — comes after centrist Democrats made clear that they wanted to focus on more bipartisan legislation.
Democrats in both chambers of Congress are growing more anxious about the midterm elections in November. Political handicappers expect the House to flip to the GOP, while control of the Senate is more of a toss-up….