Wednesday, September 30, 2015

No Shutdown

WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress, ending weeks of infighting, gave final approval on Wednesday to a bill funding the government through Dec. 11 and averting agency shutdowns that would have otherwise begun on Thursday with the start of a new fiscal year.
By a vote of 277-151, the House approved the stopgap spending bill and will now send it to President Barack Obama for signing into law before a midnight deadline.
House Speaker John Boehner, who is resigning on Oct. 30, needed significant support from Democrats to pass the bill as a majority of his fellow Republicans voted against the measure. (Reporting By Richard Cowan; Editing by Sandra Maler)


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    1. December is not that far off. This will all be repeated.

    2. Not to worry. Debt limit, November.

      Always a crisis, always averted by more debt or more spending.

    3. They took all summer off then ran out of time. Next it will be "we don't have time, we have to go home for Christmas."

      Same old, same old. 18T heading towards 20T.