Politics

ROUND 2: House to Vote on SHORT TERM Spending Bill to AVOID Second Shutdown

posted by Hannity Staff - 2.06.18

Congressional lawmakers plan to hold a pivotal vote Tuesday afternoon on another short-term spending package, with House leadership hoping to avoid another government shutdown ahead of Friday’s deadline to keep the federal government open for business.

The new bill would finance the government -including increased spending for community healthcare facilities, emergency response funds, as well as child’s healthcare programs- through March 23rd and fully fund the entire US armed forces through this fall.

Should the stop-gap measure fail, the US government will again shutdown Friday evening.

If passed, the short-term spending bill would be the fifth extension passed by Congress as both sides of the aisle struggle to find common ground and fully finance the US government with a bipartisan budget.

“The American public was reminded it’s not one simple party rule — in the Senate, it takes 60 votes to pass anything,” said House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. “Unfortunately last time, we had to have a shutdown. Hopefully, we will not be in that situation again.”

“I hope the Senate would take care of our men and women in uniform and our community health centers and things we care a lot about and [live] to fight another day on a bigger caps deal,” added GOP Rep. Greg Walden.

h/t Washington Examiner

 

 

 

HELL FREEZES OVER: Trump Thanks ‘CRAZY’ Jim Acosta Over ‘Schumer Shutdown’

posted by Hannity Staff - 1.23.18

President Trump stunned the mainstream media and political pundits Tuesday morning, thanking CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta for admitting that the Democrats were to blame for the three-day long ‘Schumer Shutdown.’

The President praised Acosta on social media, saying “even Crazy Jim Acosta of Fake News CNN agrees” that President Trump and GOP Congressional leaders defeated the Democratic filibuster and re-opened the federal government.

“Even Crazy Jim Acosta of Fake News CNN agrees: ‘Trump World and WH sources dancing in end zone: Trump wins again…Schumer and Dems caved…gambled and lost.’ Thank you for your honesty Jim!” tweeted the President.

The thawing of relations between the President and Acosta likely won’t last. Just last week President Trump tossed the CNN correspondent from a press briefing; pointing at the door and telling Acosta to “get out.”

SCHUMER SHUTDOWN: Trump UNLOADS on ‘FAR LEFT’ Democrats

posted by Hannity Staff - 1.22.18

President Trump called-out obstructionist Democrats on social media Monday morning; blasting the liberal legislators for protecting “non-citizens” at the expense of the American people as the federal government shutdown enters day three.

The Commander-in-Chief lashed out at prominent Democrats -particularly Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer- as members of both parties struggle to reach a last-minute agreement that would re-open the government by noon Monday.

“The Democrats are turning down services and security for citizens in favor of services and security for non-citizens. Not good! Democrats have shut down our government in the interests of their far left base. They don’t want to do it but are powerless!” the President tweeted.

Republicans currently hold a 51-49 majority in the US Senate, meaning at least nine Democrats would have to cross the aisle in order to pass the 60-vote threshold required to pass the short-term budget resolution.

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