With Republican and Strong House Democratic votes for the Spending Continuing Resolution in the House?
The President had little choice….Insdeed he kinda expected something like this….
The only thing he and Democrats did NOT get is Ukraine Aid….
Indeed THIS IS a gimme the Democrats HAD to accept to save McCarthy’s political ass….
Common sense is that Billions in aid will be flowing to the Ukraine anyways….
And over the next 45 days?
Republicans supporting Ukraine Aid will help continue getting money flowing to the Ukraine….
McCarthy HIMSELF has pledged aid to the Ukraine , but with conditions…..
This move though IS a warning that one has to understand…..
The United States and others CANNOT keep sending money to the Ukraine without some sort vision of a settlement of the conflict…
This dog is of the opinion that President Biden and Democrats CANNOT run thru next years election races defending sending Billions to the Ukraine when American Blue states are overrunning with legal migrants wrecking their budgets as they give sanctuary to those in their streets….
Like much of Washington, the Biden White House was caught off guard Saturday morning when House Speaker Kevin McCarthy abruptly reversed course and announced that he would bring a clean bill to fund the government for the next 45 days.
But aides weren’t terribly surprised. After all, they had assumed the government shutdown showdown would end this way at some point — with the main question being whether McCarthy would take his lumps before or after the funding deadline.
They weren’t displeased with the outcome.
There was one major concession the administration would have to accept: The House funding measure did not include aid for Ukraine, a priority for President Joe Biden. It was also a blow to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who met with Biden and lawmakers last week to once again make the case for additional funds for Kyiv’s defense against Moscow.
But inside the administration, aides attempted to downplay that exclusion. “Speaker McCarthy has stated his support for aid to Ukraine,” the White House official said, adding that they expected him to bring a separate bill to the floor “shortly.”
How much of that was spin, wishcasting, or solid intel was hard to tell. No one in the White House would say they received an actual assurance from McCarthy that he’d bring a measure up for a vote. Instead, two administration officials noted that McCarthy has never himself said he wouldn’t support aid to Ukraine. The view from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. was that the speaker couldn’t include it in a government funding bill, lest he incur a full bore insurrection from within his party. But that didn’t mean he couldn’t push it as a separate matter.
“He has previously and repeatedly expressed support for aid,” the White House official said, offering that Ukraine aid could end up being part of a larger bill. Some in the West Wing had predicted in recent days that the money to Kyiv would be added later this fall.
There is certainly some Republican appetite to see that happen. Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho), the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he expected Ukraine aid to be included in the full year appropriations that Congress is set to complete later this year. But the House GOP is a different beast. McCarthy’s office didn’t offer any response to a request for comment. However, POLITICO reported on Saturday that he had been open to including Ukraine aid in the stopgap funding bill but was unable to finalize language in time.
As the bill headed to the Senate floor Saturday evening, there were widespread expectations on Capitol Hill that a Ukraine-related vote would occur next week, given deep support in the Senate….
The Senate unanimously agreed to take up the House-passed funding bill on Saturday night, effectively ending the chance of a government shutdown this weekend and punting big funding fights into November.
The stopgap funding bill is expected to pass the chamber by a comfortable margin and head to President Joe Biden’s desk after sailing through the House earlier on Saturday…..
For the uninitiated?
This IS how the American Congress works….
Brinkmanship and last minute resolutions ….