House defeats Republican spending plan
September 21st, 2011
05:48 PM ET
3 years ago

House defeats Republican spending plan

Washington (CNN) – In a major blow to the Republican leadership, the U.S. House on Wednesday defeated a temporary spending measure that would have required spending cuts to offset additional money for federal disaster relief efforts.

The vote was 195-230, with 48 Republicans joining all but a handful of minority Democrats in opposing the short-term spending plan that would keep the government funded for seven weeks after the end of the fiscal year on September 30.

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soundoff (22 Responses)
  1. Sniffit

    Good. It's about time the GOP had to eat more crow. They shou ldhave crow on a freekin I-V drip at this point. Enough BS. We have NEVER in our history as a nation tied disaster relief to spending cuts, particualrly the destruction of a popular program designed to spur economic activity and innovation (hybrid vehicles R&D). The GOP adding that kind of provision to the bill in an attempt to force the Dems to either pass it or be blamed for people getting non disaster relief was complete and utter partisan hackery...GOP SHENANIGANS NOT RESPONSIBLE GOVERNANCE. They wanted another shutdown battle and you can bet your left thumb they'll find a new way to fabricate one out of this situation.

    September 21, 2011 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Fire Boner and Cantor 2012!

    September 21, 2011 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  3. frag

    Amazing! Some Republicans have woken up!

    September 21, 2011 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  4. dreucalypt

    Take that, Eric Cantor!

    September 21, 2011 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  5. They ought to change from the elephant to the hippo...

    So how many TPers went for this?

    September 21, 2011 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  6. Rudy NYC

    Here's an idea. The next time a Republican proposes a tax cut, he should be required to "cut" a tax cut in order to pay for it.

    September 21, 2011 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  7. 100% ETH

    These 195 Pot Heads, better to be replaced by their States. Just pay attention on them the Bills that they voted/opposed and are going to vote/oppose.

    I can't wait to see Republican President. At that time, at least I will stand TALL.

    September 21, 2011 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  8. Walked 5 miles to work in the snow... and liked it.

    So all the Dems voted against funding the government ?

    September 21, 2011 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  9. vic , nashville ,tn

    Speaker John Boehner can’t deliver any thing so he must resign ,Investors are fed up with political gridlock in Washington

    September 21, 2011 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  10. Bill

    One correction here: there is no Republican leadership. Period.

    September 21, 2011 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  11. A Kickin` Donkey

    You know, when the Republicans get 5 Democratic votes for a measure they support, John Boehner is quick to say it had " Bi-Partisan Support".

    I wonder what he calls it when 40 Republicans join the Democrats?

    September 21, 2011 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  12. T'sah from Virginia

    Ha, ha – the Republicans done kicked themselves in the ASH!!!! Those 40 Republicans better WATCH OUT – the TP is coming after you!!!

    September 21, 2011 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  13. Ron

    Well, well, well. Looks like they went home and got an earfull! Good. Maybe, that whipping by their constituents will entice the "grown ups" in the republican to get new leadership and start cooperating with the president and democrats. Otherwise, the republicans will lose by landslide in 2012. The nerve of Cantor's stupidity and Boehner's ignorance for brining such a dumb bill to the floor. Get rid of those bafoons!!

    September 21, 2011 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  14. The Greedy Old PIgs declared class war on US!

    Nice to see at least some of the GOBPbaggers understand that the public is fed up with their stupid "fiscal (in)sanity" games.
    Start caring for the needy instead of the greedy. And while you're at it, lets hear what sacrifices you are calling on corporations and the ultrarich to share with the rest of us.

    September 21, 2011 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  15. 2012liberal

    About time!

    September 21, 2011 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  16. Sandy

    BWAAAAAAAAAA! Boehner didn't have the votes. LOL WORST SPEAKER EVER!

    At least Nancy would have made sure she had the votes before bringing it to the floor.

    September 21, 2011 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  17. Tired of the nonsense

    There's no such thing as "Republican leadership."

    There's only "Republican dictatorship."

    September 21, 2011 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  18. Name king

    These repugs are crazy, they'll rather give tax cuts to corporations to go invest in china than to help their own fellow countryman in the time of crisis.

    September 21, 2011 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  19. Russell Brown

    small causes lead to great consequences .

    September 21, 2011 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  20. Russell Brown

    forture does not always smile on thee who deserve it most
    they eat and we say grace.

    September 21, 2011 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  21. once upon a horse

    me thinks somebodies in the House are starting to look at their poll numbers and they are not that good. In fact Cantor had to walk this back himself when he saw how unpopular it was even with some in his own base.

    September 21, 2011 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  22. Virginia

    The Republican leadership in the U.S. House can also expect another blow in 2012 when they are thrown out on their butts.

    September 21, 2011 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |