19.7 C
Houston
Sunday, November 1, 2020

House passes bipartisan spending deal by a landslide, averting government shutdown

The House of Representatives passed a bipartisan spending bill by a landslide late Tuesday night, which, if passed by the Senate and signed by President Donald Trump, will continue funding the federal government through Dec. 11.

What are the details?

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced in a statement ahead of the vote that she had reached a deal with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Republicans for a continuing resolution that would “add nearly $8 billion in desperately needed nutrition assistance for hungry schoolchildren and families.”

“We also increase accountability in the Commodity Credit Corporation, preventing funds for farmers from being misused for a Big Oil bailout,” she said.

The Washington Post reported that the stopgap measure passed “overwhelmingly” in a 358-to-57 vote, noting that Republicans had rejected an earlier “partisan bill” put forward by Democrats the day before.

Not one Democrat voted against the legislation, but 56 Republicans did along with former GOP member Libertarian Justin Amash (Mich.).

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy tweeted Tuesday night, “Pelosi got caught trying to jam through a bill that ignored kids & hurt farmers. Republicans stopped her, & we just won a vote to keep the government operating for ALL Americans. It’s not perfect. But it’s a heck of a lot better than what Democrats tried to pull.”

According to The Hill, the Senate is expected to take up the CR as early as next week. The outlet noted, “Both parties are strongly incentivized to avoid a government shutdown, given the proximity to the November elections and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.”

CBS News reported that “The resolution funds the government until December 11, avoiding a possible shutdown at the end of September.”



TheBlaze

Latest news

What’s Happened To Bitcoin Since Its Whitepaper Appeared 12 Years Ago?

Authored by Robert Stevens via Decrypt.io,In briefOn October 31, 2008, Satoshi Nakamoto published the Bitcoin whitepaper. Since then, Bitcoin's journey has taken in highs and...

Large US Early Voting Surge as Trump, Biden Make Late Push

A record 90 million Americans have voted early in the U.S. presidential election, data on Saturday showed, as President Donald Trump and his Democratic...

Trump edges out Biden in Iowa in gold-standard poll

President Trump has pulled ahead of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in Iowa three...

Third grand juror in Breonna Taylor case wants to speak out

A third grand juror in the Breonna Taylor case plans to speak out about the controversial deliberations that cleared three Louisville cops of any...

Related news

What’s Happened To Bitcoin Since Its Whitepaper Appeared 12 Years Ago?

Authored by Robert Stevens via Decrypt.io,In briefOn October 31, 2008, Satoshi Nakamoto published the Bitcoin whitepaper. Since then, Bitcoin's journey has taken in highs and...

Large US Early Voting Surge as Trump, Biden Make Late Push

A record 90 million Americans have voted early in the U.S. presidential election, data on Saturday showed, as President Donald Trump and his Democratic...

Trump edges out Biden in Iowa in gold-standard poll

President Trump has pulled ahead of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in Iowa three...

“A Lot Of People Are Leaving”: COVID Shutdowns Have Turned San Francisco Into A Ghost Town

San Francisco has managed to curb the virus slightly in its city - but at what cost? Those paying sky high taxes to live...

Bernie Sanders endorses Sarah Iannarone for Portland mayor

Far-left Portland mayoral candidate Sarah Iannarone, who has described herself as an "everyday anti-fascist" and declared, "I am Antifa," has received a huge endorsement...

Christians Worldwide Mark International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

Millions of Christians worldwide will unite on Sunday, Nov. 1 to join the global body of Christ for the 2020 International Day of Prayer...

Obama trolls GOP over coronavirus ‘control’ admission and lack of healthcare plan

Former President Barack Obama lit into Republicans, specifically White House chief of staff Mark...

Twitter’s Censorship “Endangers National Security”: DHS Acting Secretary

Authored by Mimi Nguyen Ly via The Epoch Times,Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Chad Wolf called on Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to “commit to never again...

Trending News

White House Blocks CDC ‘No Sail’ Order

The Centers for Disease...

Rasmussen poll says 46% of black voters approve of President Trump

A daily tracking poll of President Donald Trump's job approval released Friday showed an eye-popping surge in approval for Trump among black voters. According...

High Potency Marijuana, Psychosis, and Suicide: Johnny Stack’s Story

DENVER—It’s a grief that’s unimaginable. Deep, raw, and ever present. Laura and John Stack are still reeling over the loss of their son to...

WATCH: BLM Protesters Target Jews in Philadelphia While Yelling ‘Synagogue of Satan’

Rioters in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, targeted a group of Jews at protests Tuesday evening against the police shooting of an armed black man, calling them...

Former never-Trumper James Lindsay on why he just CAN’T vote for Joe Biden

This is a moment "Cynical Theories" author James Lindsay probably hoped would never come. The liberal mathematician and host of the "New Discourses Podcast"...

Twitter suspends Border Patrol chief’s account for ‘hateful conduct’ over praising border wall

Twitter suspended the account belonging to U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan...

UPS Locates Joe Biden-Related Documents That Tucker Carlson Said Were Lost

Delivery giant UPS confirmed Thursday it found a lost trove of documents that Fox News’ Tucker Carlson said would provide revelations in the ever-growing...

Joe Biden Boasts Of ‘Most Extensive’ Voter Fraud ‘In The History Of American Politics’

Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden recently bragged that Democrats have created the “most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of American...