Senate GOP leader says deal reached on government spending
December 19th, 2010
09:34 AM ET
3 years ago

Senate GOP leader says deal reached on government spending

Washington (CNN) - The Senate will consider a proposal to fund the government until March under an agreement worked out by its Republican and Democratic leaders, the chamber's top Republican told CNN on Sunday.

Spending authorization measures are necessary to keep the government running. Both the Senate and the House of Representatives last week approved a brief extension of the funding resolution that was expiring on Saturday, allowing the government to keep running through Tuesday.

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  1. trevot

    Pretty much what we did was give the republicans everything they wanted. The democrats just find it easier that way.

    December 19, 2010 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  2. tcaros

    Why are the Democrats in the Senate even listening to these Republicans?
    Tell them to shut up and sit down, we own the Senate.

    December 19, 2010 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  3. Orlando Patriot

    Maybe the reason the Democrats had to give in to the Republicans is because the Democrats got spanked badly in the last election. The people have spoken and told the Democrats that your direction is damaging to the economy and national security of this great nation. Once we get rid of Obama then this country can stand tall again with pride.

    December 19, 2010 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  4. T

    Orlando Patriot SHUT UP!!!!! Obama will easily be re elected! The Repubs have no idea on how to run the government!

    December 19, 2010 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  5. kristin

    So much wasted time on issues that so obviously needed for our economy and world!!!!

    December 19, 2010 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  6. Sam

    Yes, I don't think President Obama will face a tough reelection challenge either. Given Democrats did get "spanked badly in the last election," the public, as both sides know, is extremely fickle and changes their minds with the wind. What is true is this:

    -The public agreed with Democrats on keeping tax cuts only for the middle class
    -The public agreed with ending Don't Ask, Don't Tell
    -The public agreed with ratifying the START treaty
    -Heck, the public even wanted a public option to be in the healthcare package

    Republicans aren't good at doing the right thing. They're just good at making the Democrats look so bad that they're the only obvious choice. Hence all the negative campaigning.

    December 19, 2010 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  7. Jerrold

    Orlando Patriot, I bet you are Rush's whipping boy!

    December 19, 2010 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  8. GI Joe

    Orlando Patriot is as delusional as McPamper. Hmmmm - Maybe sunshine erodes brains.

    December 19, 2010 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  9. Darrell

    Orlando Patriot

    Wow! You said a mouthful, but you did get facts on anything that you said. You some how you forget that the Republicans got us into two wars and brought this country to its knees with their great economic policies. Next time, please provide facts with your statements...By the way, the nation is experiencing ten straight growth quarters and not contracting as it was under Bush and the Republicans. Although job growth is painfully slow, 700 jobs per month that were being lost under Bush and the Republicans is not happening under Obama and the Dems. Finally, it is not the Dems. who are holding the Start Treaty; it is the Republicans. Again, next time just the facts and only the facts.

    December 19, 2010 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  10. denton

    it is difficult to believe people actually voted for some of these GOPers

    December 19, 2010 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  11. Nameluigi837

    its not a tax cut but a stupid ,stupid BOZO THE IDIOT in the white house stimulus money that is keep putting America deeper in debts !!! and the dumbocrats telling us that its a good package ! LIKE HELL IT IS !

    December 19, 2010 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  12. Howie in Brissie

    Since my IRA account gained 30% the past two years after performing terribly while dubya was in, I hope the Obama administration can keep up the good work in spite of all the militarist Republican claptrap.

    December 19, 2010 11:01 am at 11:01 am |