House Votes To Avert Weekend Government Shutdown

ABC News reports:

The House on Thursday passed a stopgap spending bill to prevent a government shutdown this weekend and buy time for challenging talks on a wide range of unfinished business on Capitol Hill. The measure passed mostly along party lines, 235-193, and would keep the government running through Dec. 22. The Senate was expected to swiftly approve the measure as early as Thursday night and send it to President Donald Trump.

The vote came as Trump and top congressional leaders in both parties huddled to discuss a range of unfinished bipartisan business on Capitol Hill, including the budget, a key children’s health program and aid to hurricane-slammed Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida — and, for Democrats and many Republicans, protections for immigrants brought to the country illegally as children.

  • bkmn

    Ryan will continue to stall on DACA. Someone above him does not want it to come to a vote.

    • Adam

      That someone’s name is probably Donald Trump.

      • bkmn

        I fully expect if a DACA vote were to pass that Trump would veto it, just to keep his base happy.

  • Guess

    “and we won’t bring the Gummint back until you finally say Merry Christmas!”

  • bkmn
    • Tomcat

      Not to worry, all the christians will CLAIM they did not vote for Moore AFTER he wins.

      • Andymac3

        The old Love, Pray, Lie move, it’s a classic.

        • NZArtist

          But without the ‘love’ part.

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    • Chucktech

      we dont buleev hes a pedafil

      • BockMcMillan

        …and voting isn’t freedom of speech (or artistic expression), if you don’t do it in a really glamourous way with all the glitter and sequins and the most magnificent gown/suit you can find while dancing on your way to the voting booth…

  • Mall Tree
  • Anastasia Beaverhousen

    I am going to pass a stop gap measure when I have to pay my taxes paying for this bullshit. God, I hate these assholes.

  • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

    OT: Chicago Tribune editorial analogizes gays to Nazis.

    https://twitter.com/Trib_ed_board/status/938797037537189893

    • Tomcat

      They have a point, so they need to keep their hats on.

    • Tomcat

      Imagine all the things I don’t like my money getting spent on by republicans.
      But I still have to pay my taxes don’t I .

    • Gustav2

      But Colorado law says the swastika is speech, a decorated wedding cake is not.

      • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

        LGBT are also a protected class in CO. Nazis are not

        • Gustav2

          They say it would force speech, unlike just a decorated cake.

          • -M-

            Ugh, these people.

            Just baking a cake is not speech. It’s the same cake they’d sell anyone else. It only becomes a same-sex wedding cake if, after being sold, it’s used at a same-sex wedding. It has no spiritual significance to anyone but the wedding party.

          • It has no spiritual significance at all — it’s not part of the ceremony, it’s for the party after the couple are married.

    • Steverino

      Sounds like somebody on the editorial board should read “Critical Thinking for Dummies,” and concentrate on the section pertaining to false equivalence.

    • NZArtist

      Should an atheist baker have to bake a cake for a christians wedding?
      But religion is a chosen lifestyle. Race and sexual orientation are not chosen.
      The real question should be: Does a racist baker have to bake a cake for people whose skin is a different colour? That is the *only* question anyone should be asking about this.

      • Chucktech

        Not only does an atheist baker HAVE to bake a cake for a christian wedding, he would be a fool to turn away BUSINESS. Remember, in the US, religion enjoys a most undue entitlement and privilege and special rights. That’s why the US Supreme Court is giving religious freaks the time of day in this cake baker case.

        Race is a protected class, so yes, a racist baker has to bake a cake for a race he hates. Tough shit for him.

        • NZArtist

          Yes, yes I know. And that’s why that question (and the question about race) should be used to remind the justices that if they rule against the gays, they’re setting precedent to be used against race and religion.

    • Oh, but the bible says nothing about Nazis or white supremacists.

    • Dale Snyder

      Imagine a christian baker being required to bake a cake for a divorced individual.

      Oh the HORRORS.

    • Dale Snyder

      Yeah, because a loving same-sex couple is equivalent to a murderous regime.

      Go fuck yourself.

  • Tomcat

    Texas already got their federal aid after their hurricane.

  • HZ81

    Just the site of his smackable face makes me want to… smack Paul Ryan in that face of his.

  • whollyfool

    House averts having to work over the weekend

  • Tom Ato

    So ryan managed to kick the can down the road two whole weeks. This is effective governing!

    • clay

      and it’s Trump’s fault– he’s the one who short-circuited Ryan’s plan for passing the budget last Autumn, instead taking a short-term fix with “Chuck and Nancy”, setting them up for year-end repeats of the Democrats’ agenda items.

  • another_steve

    How Democratic leaders find it within themselves to meet with that criminal sexual predator puppet of the Russians is beyond me.

    By so doing, they dignify and help legitimize him.

    Shame on them.

    • stevenj

      They probably spray themselves with Off beforehand.

      • another_steve

        I hope they don’t shake his hand.

        Imagine where it’s been.

  • Blake J Butler

    School is officially done with until January.

    I’ll find out within the next week what grades i’ll have for the end of the semester.

    • Tawreos

      Feels good doesn’t it?

      • Blake J Butler

        Longest semester of my life. It really was.

        • Lars Littlefield

          I’m so glad I finished school.
          Now it’s TV dinners by the pool!

        • Lars Littlefield

          I’m so glad I finished school.
          Now it’s TV dinners by the pool!

        • Lars Littlefield

          I’m so glad I finished school.
          Now it’s TV dinners by the pool!

    • Lars Littlefield

      I’m so glad I finished school.
      Now it’s TV dinners by the pool!

    • Lars Littlefield

      I’m so glad I finished school.
      Now it’s TV dinners by the pool!

  • Henry Auvil

    Let’s see… An Ayn Rand fanboy is running the House, an amoral partisan hack is in charge of the Senate, and a clueless reality show clown is in the White House. What could go wrong?

  • Nathaniel

    When it comes to him:
    Politically: I say NO!
    In other subjects: I think he’s a DILF 😀 shame on me!

  • JWC

    This prick has to Go

  • OT: School shooting in Aztec, New Mexico; 2 students killed, shooter dead. More thoughts and prayers from Congress – well, not yet; apparently they were busy funding the gov’t.for “challenging talks”; what about talking about gun control?

    • edrex

      um. they voted to expand “concealed carry” across state lines, you know, because they care.

  • -M-

    It’s the least they could do. Really.

  • The house, the senate and the WH are all run by the same party and they can’t pass a fucking budget? Wow. And I thought Democrats could’t walk and chew gum at the same time. Not a one of them should be re-elected next year.

  • boobert

    Kick the can !

  • Kevin Andrews

    A little more Christmas blackmail.