Boehner: House will vote on short-term bill
April 6th, 2011
03:54 PM ET
4 years ago

Boehner: House will vote on short-term bill

(CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday that the House of Representatives will vote on a short-term government funding bill that cuts spending by $12 billion and funds the Pentagon for the remainder of the current fiscal year.

Democrats have expressed strong opposition to such a measure.


Filed under: Budget • Congress • Government Shutdown • John Boehner
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  1. Former Republican, now an Independent

    Boehner and the boys are trying to make it look like they are working toward a deal, when their plan all along has been to shut down the government in an attempt to further their political agenda. Politics over the people is their secret motto.

    April 6, 2011 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  2. CBR

    I have read some of the comments and threats made by the Tea Party members. It appears they would like to control everyone in government. Those of us who do not agree with their ideas should be more willing to speak up. they are nowhere need the majority party in America. However, they seem to have a lot of money behind them. That worries me. Those people should come out of the shadows. I do not think the party could exist if they did not have wealthy people backing them.

    April 6, 2011 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  3. Lynda/Minnesota

    What an absolute mockery of what it is these folks are supposed to have been sent to Congress to accomplish for the benefit of all Americans. This man is completely useless. This is what, the third short term bill that the House will have voted on. Keep taking this long-winded road of nonsense and we may eventually get to debating our 2012 budget, and, God willing, approval of it, sometime in 2016 or so.

    April 6, 2011 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  4. Rudy NYC

    Didn't I tell you John could do it? All he has to do is figure out that the Tea Party is toxic, and realize just how toxic they really are. Unfortunately for President Obama, these budget battles just make Boehner come to realize this for himself. Unfortunately because whichever GOP hopeful finally figures this out, he/she could pose a serious threat to Obama's re-election bid.

    But, I don't think any of the current names being thrown around will accept this conclusion. It has been a winning hand so far, so why change the game plan when it has worked so well. Right? McCain made this same mistake in 2008, long before he introduced us to Palin. He hammered Obama on the wrong talking points, which turned out to be all of his own weak spots.

    April 6, 2011 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  5. GOP = Greed Over People

    WARNING for you folks in the 25-54 demographics of the impending genocide of the elderly and YOU will be the elderly.

    Now that the CBO has scored Ryan’s “cause” you may want to pay close attention to what they say about his quest to save Medicare costs

    The good news it does save money for the taxpayer, bad news, you get to pay the difference.

    For example, fast forward and let us say you are now a befuddled 78 year old with high blood pressure and a hearing issue(too much hip-hop in those traveling disco's in your younger days) and the monthly premium for 1 78 year old with pre-existing conditions is 1780 a month. You get a stipend of 1680 from SS and your 401K has now dwindled from that fat 100K to 15K. Your “voucher” assuming Congress is in a good mood that year when they were deciding the budget, is 750 per month. Zounds! My math shows you have 650 big ones to pay towards your Medicaid “voucher” so you can stay in the nursing home(sorry you have no surviving family and your spouse passed on because the “voucher” did not cover his/her “pre-existing condition). Not sure $650 is going to cover your Medicaid voucher(over half of Medicaid recipients are children and about a third are old folks in nursing homes), Congress was in a good mood that year but NOT that good of a mood.

    Oh, and did I mention the new GOP “cause” being pushed by Ryan, does nothing to close the donut hole that the GOP created for your meds?

    So, what to do?

    You get to answer that question, ‘cuz you see at 60 I got no dog in this hunt as I still get the “old” Medicare plan.

    So this will be your only warning as I am trying out this new GOP “christianity” of “I have mine so screw you”.

    I did not realize when we were supposed to "walk in the footsteps of Jesus" He meant to follow Him as he picked is way through the bodies of both the young and the old cast aside, while we pursued the GOP's true God, the almighty dollar.

    April 6, 2011 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  6. Freedom

    Go GOP! Freedom 2012! Cut the debt! Be kind to the Dems but stay true to your values!

    April 6, 2011 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  7. Patrick from Minnesota

    I guess the word "compromise" has eluded the Republican vocabulary yet again.

    April 6, 2011 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  8. Sniffit

    "Democrats have expressed strong opposition to such a measure."

    SO DID THE GOP...Cantor explicitly stated a week or two ago there would be no more temporary funding measures. This is an attempt to catch-22 the Dems with a poisoned temporary funding measure that they either have to accept orwind up listening to the GOP run around claiming that the Dems aren't serious about cutting spending...they probably even have advertisements already to go for it. It's gamesmanship and nothing more....and you can tell because they had this temporary measure drafted and planned late last week/early this week, so they had no reason to negotiate in good faith all week...they WANTED it to come to the brink so they could introduce this and then either get what they want that's in it or claim that the Dems refused to pass a bill to cut spending and to fund the gov't, and are therfore to blame for the shutdown. This is why they've been and still think they can win the shutdown blame game...and the media will help them by pretending all's equal. Might as well tell someone "here, you can either eat this diseased poop or take this bullet to the head? choose." Will there be time for the "news" media to report on what's actuallyl in this poisoned nonsense? Will the "news" media even bother to try to tell us what's in it? Or will all the reporting simply be about "the Dems say this and the GOP says this and oooooooh, what a delicious controversy...let's bring out the bobbleheads" without any objective factual reference for anyone to look at? This is why the GOP gets away with this crap. CNN hasn't even reported on the vast and ridiculous problems MATHEMATICALLY with Ryan's ideological fantasyland budget proposal or the myriad economic experts, including the people who provided the idiot Heritage Foundation with their modelling methodology, who have literally said it is complete and utter crap.

    April 6, 2011 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  9. Sniffit

    The short version:

    The GOP has been planning all week (this was drafted several days ago) to say "sign this and give us exactly what we want or the shutdown is all your fault."

    April 6, 2011 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  10. ConservaFascists/FUBAR

    NO!!! Vote to fund the ENTIRE government for the remainder of the fiscal year. What is this? A billion here, a billion there. Wrong answer.

    April 6, 2011 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  11. rusty155

    You Republican And the TEA PARTY will be at fault If the Government shut down. This morning I heard on CNN that two TEA PARTY of the House say they didn't want a shut down. Now on CNN It say the TEA PARTY say bring on a Government shut down , so I GUESS THIS IS JUST ANOTHER LIE THE REPUBLICAN AND THE TEA PARTY have say. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE JUST ABOUT FEED UP WITH THE REPUBLICAN PARTY . WHO IN THE HECK IS RUNNING THE REPUBLICAN IN THE HOUSE ABOUT 10 TEA PARTY MEMBER OR THE REPUBLICAN. JOHN BOEHNER WHY don't YOU ACT LIKE A MAN AND STOP CRYING AND STAND UP TO THE TEA PARTY AND STOP THE GOVERNMENT FROM SHUTTING DOWN. The American people DON"T WANT A SHUT DOWN. You have to COMPROMISE, It can't be your way or the highway. Because It will Be Republican and the TEA PARTY that will be hitting the highway. All you Republican and TEA PARTY do IS LIE.

    April 6, 2011 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  12. Jim Painter

    Spending! Spending! thats all you hear from these right wing nuts. Where were they during the Bush years when the two wars and the drug prescription program were not funded. The hyprocracy is appalling.

    April 6, 2011 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  13. Four and The Door

    Of course the Democrats will oppose this bill. It cuts spending.

    But John Boehner is showing leadership in Washington in full support of Main Street Americans who want to see government control spending and get the economy back in gear. The Democrats are beside themselves trying to figure out how to make it look like they are in control and part of the solution instead of the problem.

    April 6, 2011 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  14. John

    what about funding the education and essential social programs until the end of the year? I bet these are going to be the first in the line to be axed.

    April 6, 2011 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  15. STEVE RAYMOND

    the 111th congress and the dems that are left overs have only themselves to blame.......

    wait, blame bush that will work!!!!

    i just dont understand how anyone can support these fruits and elect them to congress

    did you see weiner on the last word last night, he said that nancy could have this done by now

    what a dope!!!!

    April 6, 2011 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  16. T'sah from Virginia

    Boehner: House will vote on short-term bill
    Short-term – Long-Term – on the hill
    This is so pathetic as they string this along
    Every other week it's the same old song!!!

    Pah-Leeeezzzzzzeeeee!!!

    April 6, 2011 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  17. MiddleClass4Ever

    So the King decides to fund what he wants and nothing more? And the PENTAGON GETS ANOTHER RECORD BUDGET. Fiscal Instanity!!!!

    April 6, 2011 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |