Congressional standoff over disaster funds may end
September 26th, 2011
03:43 PM ET
3 years ago

Congressional standoff over disaster funds may end

Washington (CNN) - A congressional standoff over disaster relief funding that is threatening a government shutdown might be resolved as soon as Monday night, several Senate Democratic aides told CNN.

According to the aides, who spoke on condition of not being identified, the Federal Emergency Management Agency might be able to stretch its depleted funds through the rest of the current fiscal year, which ends Friday.

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. cindy

    Pass the bill clean-as its always been passed. Never was this done before. Leave your personal agenda out of this and help OUR victims of disaster.

    September 26, 2011 08:06 am at 8:06 am |
  2. Steve Jackson

    As always the Republicans are anti-american and will do what ever they can to turn time back to they have everything and working people have only what the Republicans will give you but never have anything of your own look what they have been doing so far 95% of what they pass is only what was on there own bill not what is beast for workers get them all out of office now or lose what are history has been made on

    September 26, 2011 08:18 am at 8:18 am |
  3. FM

    I have realised having different party controlling different chambers is a horrible thing. Nothing seems to be done. Take note voters. Next time it must be only one party in both chambers!

    September 26, 2011 08:54 am at 8:54 am |
  4. Keeping it Real

    Translation: Obstructionist Harry Reid, has to keep buying off phony corporations like Solyndra who declared bankrupcy only 49 days after receiving $528 million. This is a shining example of Obama's "Clean Energy" program that his administration tried to coverup all while trying to define green jobs as anyone who uses any form of mass transit. I'm surprised he didn't include those who walk if new sidewalks are laid. The Democrats are back to their old lies and trying to redefine reality. They are counting on followers that are unable to think for themselves.

    September 26, 2011 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  5. diridi

    Whose shutdown? It is Republican Gift to this nation, just folks, vote all these Republicans out in next election. vote direct dem. ticket.....o.k, These Republicans are not for you they are for Rich....

    September 26, 2011 09:30 am at 9:30 am |