House Republicans falter on funding plans, as shutdown inches closer

Lawmakers headed home Thursday after previous plans to work through the weekend fell apart

“Unable to overcome the opposition, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has scrapped discussion of a stopgap funding bill to keep the government open after the fiscal year ends Sept. 30, significantly increasing the already high chances of a government shutdown.”

“I came up here to be responsible. We’re gonna be responsible,” said Rep. Tim Burchett (R-Tenn.), who is part of a group that would block a short-term funding bill and is demanding the passage of a budget and individual funding bills. “I’m going to hold firm.”

“Republicans believed their luck would change early Thursday after finding a solution hours earlier to end a blockade that prevented them from advancing the Defense Department appropriations bill. But in a stunning defeat that McCarthy admitted he did not foresee, two new objectors emerged and caused the typically noncontroversial procedural hurdle to fail for the second time this week.”

“It’s frustrating in the sense that I don’t understand why anybody votes against bringing the idea and having the debate,” McCarthy said leaving the House chamber after the failed vote. “This is a whole new concept of individuals that just want to burn the whole place down. That doesn’t work.”

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Noble Member
9 months ago

Speaker “Fifteen Votes Tallies” couldn’t figure out that the Chaos Monkeys Caucus would be shit flinging chaos monkeys? Smdh.

Noble Member
9 months ago

McCarthy, setting a new, higher standard of hypocrisy. Or should that be “lower”? There is no bottom ………

Obviously, this is not for nothing. Their aim, of creating chaos, is met.

The founding fathers wrongly assumed that people would always elect politicians with certain moral standards. The repuqs take advantage of that, rendering the Constitution completely obsolete.

Since the Constitution cannot be improved without repuq cooperation, I don’t see how they can lose, in rendering the courts and government inoperable.

I’m still convinced they’ll only be stopped by force. 😡😡

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