There are two things going on here….
There is Government Shutdown coming in hours about politics….
There IS a RightWingNuts effort to just get rid of House Speaker McCarthy….
In the END?
How ever Long?
The end of this WILL mean Most Democrats and some Republicans come together in the House AGAINST the wants of the House Republican WingNuts….
Resulting in a political uppercut to the Republican Party people by voters….
Some things are probably ALREADY slowing down…
And Federal employee’s ARE having to worry about their future’s….
The Senate is working toward passage of a bipartisan measure that would fund the government until Nov. 17 as longer-term negotiations continue, while also providing $6 billion for Ukraine and $6 billion for U.S. disaster relief.
The House, meanwhile, took up four of the dozen annual spending bills that fund federal agencies. Republicans were heartened as they passed three bills that would fund the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security and State Department, though the fourth bill to fund federal agriculture programs failed.
In one sign of deepening resistance to assisting Ukraine, more than half the House Republicans voted against providing Ukraine $300 million in military aid, though the money was approved on a bipartisan 311-117 vote.
The House’s movement on the appropriations legislation won’t keep the government from shutting down, but leadership hoped the progress would cajole enough Republicans to support a House-crafted continuing resolution that temporarily funds the government and boosts security at the U.S. border with Mexico…..
McCathy’s futile effort at trying to come out ok going into the Government shutdown….
The House on Friday hurtled toward a pivotal vote to keep the government open past Saturday, as Speaker Kevin McCarthy plunged ahead with a long-shot bid to pass a temporary spending bill that lacked support even from his own party.
The effort was all but certain to fail given the opposition of several hard-right Republicans who have said they will not back a stopgap spending bill under any circumstances. But Mr. McCarthy, bracing for political blowback for a government closure, scheduled it anyway in hopes of showing he was trying to avoid the crisis.
In fact, the measure under consideration, which would keep government funding flowing at vastly reduced levels and impose stringent immigration restrictions demanded by conservatives, would not prevent a shutdown even if it could pass the House, because it was considered dead on arrival in the Democratic-controlled Senate.
Mr. McCarthy cleared a key hurdle at midday Friday, when the House voted, along party lines, to bring the stopgap measure to the floor. That cleared the way for a debate and vote on the stopgap spending plan by early afternoon.
Here’s what else to know:
Mr. McCarthy’s allies have defended his strategy as a way to show the public that he tried to keep the government open, but was foiled by a handful of his far-right members. A defeat on the House floor would be a devastating blow for Mr. McCarthy, whose job is on the line and who has been unable to corral his tiny majority to agree on a measure to head off a meltdown. “We’ll see when the vote comes,” he said on Friday morning, conceding the outcome was uncertain.
The plan offered by House Republicans would keep the government open for 30 days and impose drastic cuts across the board to government programs, except for funding for veterans, homeland security and disaster response. It does not include any military or humanitarian aid for Ukraine, and it would direct the homeland security secretary to resume “all activities related to the construction of the border wall” at the southern border that were in place under former President Donald J. Trump.
Even if the House stopgap measure passed, it is considered dead on arrival in the Senate, and Mr. Biden would veto it, his Office of Management and Budget said in a statement….
A former Federal offical reminded that recovery from Federal government shut downs take years to complete and cost employee’s TONS of personal problems….