Government Shutdown Averted Following House Of Representatives Vote

Government Shutdown Averted Following House Of Representatives Vote

Government Shutdown Averted Following House Of Representatives Vote

The House rushed to approve its version, wrapping up the vote just after 5:30 a.m. President Donald Trump signed the bill three hours later, reopening the government.

It would stave off a government shutdown before a Thursday night deadline for a new short-term spending bill, and also extend the federal government's debt ceiling until March 2019, putting off for more than a year the risk of a debt default by the United States. "Now we have Republicans hand-in-hand with Democrats offering us trillion-dollar deficits".

With each passing hour, that result was looking less and less likely. Services deemed essential would continue, including Social Security payments, the air traffic control system and law enforcement.

"We will effectively shut down the federal government for no good reason", said Sen. Vice President Mike Pence, in South Korea for the Winter Olympics, said the administration was "hopeful" the shutdown would not last long.

Just because leaders are urging a no vote, however, doesn't mean they're truly pushing Democrats to vote down the spending bill.

It was unclear whether the Senate and House of Representatives would be able to pass a funding bill by midnight, when existing federal funds expire.

Paul said he was asking for a 15-minute debate and then a vote on his amendment, which was certain to lose.

"Nobody wants a shutdown", Pelosi told the House moments before the vote. The aide requested anonymity because leadership deliberations are secret.

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As the clock hit midnight, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney immediately implemented plans to close non-essential government operations, said spokesman John Czwartacki.

"The Office of Management and Budget is now preparing for a lapse in appropriations", an OMB official said.

From the beginning. The Senate had to move fast to pass the deal.

The Senate and House eventually approved the package early Friday after Republican Sen.

The Kentucky Republican says he came to Congress to fight deficits.

Lawmakers are facing a midnight deadline. By the time the Senate passed the deal just before 2 a.m. the government had been officially shuttered for almost two hours.

Senate GOP leaders, however, were clearly irked by the debacle. Mitch McConnell agreed to keep any DACA arguments away from the negotiations after McConnell scheduled a debate on immigration in the Senate for next week.

"Give us a chance to allay the fear that is in the hearts of these Dreamers and their families, and remove the tears from the Statue of Liberty observing what is happening here", she said. Rand Paul repeatedly held up votes on the budget plan, futilely seeking a vote on reversing spending increases.

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That's according to Oregon Democratic Rep. Kurt Schrader.

Senate passage is expected Thursday evening.

But it does not include any solution for the so-called "Dreamers", hundreds of thousands of undocumented migrants who were brought to the U.S. as children.

The temporary spending bill under consideration incorporates the major budget deal reached between Senate leaders on both sides of the political aisle. Mr. Ryan said this is yet another example of Congress moving ahead on an agenda laid out by President Trump during the 2016 campaign.

The deal contains far more money demanded by Democrats than had seemed possible only weeks ago. Trump tweeted after signing the legislation.

"It provides what the Pentagon needs to restore our military's edge for years to come", said Ryan.

The development comes even as Republicans have seen a recovery in national polls that ask people which party they would rather support in a congressional election.

And liberal stalwarts including top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi were also in revolt because the deal does nothing to protect young undocumented immigrants from deportation.

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At the White House, there appeared to be little sense of concern. But hurdles remain to avert the second shutdown in a month.

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