Congress facing Friday shutdown deadline
November 14th, 2011
02:04 PM ET
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Congress facing Friday shutdown deadline

Washington (CNN) - Congress is facing yet another government shutdown threat this week as it confronts the expiration Friday of its latest short-term spending bill.

Legislators are set to consider a new spending bill that would keep the federal government funded through December 16, according to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Virginia.

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soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Again?

    Again? hahaha, congress is a joke(both sides of the aisle should be held responsible). Oh well, at least the system's working how its supposed to.

    November 14, 2011 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  2. Rick McDaniel

    These band-aid approaches are required, to prevent excessive spending by the Democrats.

    Regretfully necessary.

    November 14, 2011 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  3. Donkey Party

    100% of the blame should be leveled at the GOP-baggers. It is those Norquist cult followers that are hell-bent on shutting down government. There has never been a more open display of domestic terrorism and treason than what is on display from the right-wing today. And anyone who supports them should face the firing-squad right next to them for giving aid and comfort to the enemy. Civil war is coming, choose your side wisely.

    November 14, 2011 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  4. Mah

    This is getting ridiculous!

    November 14, 2011 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  5. Rudy NYC

    Here we go again. Why didn't the House take care of this a week ago? Oh yeah, they were busy voting on important stuff like "In God We Trust" and other high priority, right wing, social engineering issues.

    November 14, 2011 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  6. 353 day until no more Obama

    OH NO; Obama will be out say seniors won't get their checks, the military won't get paid.
    Prepare to get “Weinered" by Obama.

    November 14, 2011 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  7. Sniffit

    Nothing the GOP/Teatrolls love better than destabilizing, economic confidence ruining brinksmanship....

    November 14, 2011 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  8. Wall Street Crime Victim

    More fearmongering to stir up the masses. Lets start to Occupy Politician's Offices. No need for tents; we'll all just hang out in the reception area. People should also start calling their local politicians to set up meetings with staff members. Making em all work for a change.

    November 14, 2011 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  9. Romney, he changes his positions as often as his magic underwear.

    Let it all get destroyed. I don't care anymore.

    November 14, 2011 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |