House and Senate Agree to a Short-Term Spending Bill to Keep The Gov’t Open

Winner Nancy Pelosi… more on that in a minute.

The House and Senate leadership have come to an agreement to pass a Continuing Resolution (CR) to avoid a partial shutdown of the government on December 21st. This CR will cover
seven appropriations bills for the following departments; Homeland Security, Commerce, State, Treasury, Interior, Housing and Urban Development, Agriculture as well as the General Services Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Office of Management and Budget, NASA and others remain unpassed and funded by a short-term continuing resolution.

Once approved by the House and Senate it will be up to President Trump to sign the CR. This should go off without hitch, but this is Trump we are talking about here. It was only a week ago that Trump was willing to take ownership of a potential shutdown in order to receive funding for The Wall. After some grumbling from Republicans in congress, Trump back-tracked on the idea of shutdown, but you just never know with this dude.

Trump has to be upset with the passing of this CR, once again he will not get the funding for his Wall, the signature piece of his campaign/administration. And now on top of that, Mitch McConnell (Senate Majority Leader) is basically giving Nancy Pelosi all the power to negotiate a long-term spending bill.

Trump has until the 21st to sign the CR, and it would seem as though he is backed into a corner. But this egomaniac has already proven he is not the typical politician. You never know what type of audible he may call, i doubt he won’t sign the CR but you never know.

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!



GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN!!!

Government+Closed

 

Here we are folks, GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN!!!

House Leadership has stated they will not offer up any more Continuing Resolutions (CR) to avoid a government shutdown tonight (9/30/2013).  The United States government will basically be run by a skeleton crew of folks who have been deemed “essential personnel”.

While I did not want to see a government shutdown, I have to say that I am pleased that Democrats have stood up and decided to tell Republicans NO!  Sometimes you have to take a step back to take 2 steps forward.  Up to now it has not worked for Democrats to compromise on CRs and raising the debt limit and we have received in return is running gov’t 1 crisis after another.

That is no way for the gov’t of the United States to be run

It’s my belief that Republicans have always wanted a government shutdown since the day after President Obama won re-election.  For 4 years Republicans tweeted daily a countdown of the last time the Senate passed a budget.  So when the Senate finally passed a budget (I will admit Dems should have been passed a budget a long time ago) you would think House Republicans would be thrilled and anxious to start debate on that budget.  Instead Republicans refused to go to conference to hammer out a budget deal and decided to continue to run gov’t by CRs.  Because with CRs Republicans could negotiate (and I use that term loosely) draconian cuts to spending and now they are looking to defund or delay Obamacare.  Passing a budget would only take away the negotiating power of Republicans and that is something they do not want to lose, without that power they would not be able to achieve their #1 goal and that’s obstructing President Obama and government from moving forward.

Now with the government shutdown, who will blink first??

More info concerning Gov’t Shutdown; http://tv.msnbc.com/2013/09/30/government-shutdown-bilks-taxpayers/

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!