Midnight votes planned in Senate
September 21st, 2012
08:45 PM ET
2 years ago

Midnight votes planned in Senate

Washington (CNN) - Senators are scheduled to begin voting on a series of measures at midnight Friday before leaving Washington to return home and campaign for re-election.

The most significant vote will be on a bill to fund the federal government for the next six months, putting off any threat of a government shutdown until early next year. That bill, which has already been approved in the House and is expected to easily pass the Senate, will go to the president for his signature.

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  1. 2020

    The farmers and the returning soliders are doom. Both bills busted.

    GOP shame on you!!!

    Fellow American, take out the GOP in the congress and senate. They are parasite, eat only never work a day in their lives.

    Boot them !!!

    September 21, 2012 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  2. Gurgyl

    Bogus–they are pretending as though they are bust–hogwash–ok.

    September 21, 2012 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  3. GuyinVA

    What is significant about this? Is it the bills that are up for a vote, the fact that the votes are taking place so late, or is that the senate is actually voting on something?

    September 21, 2012 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  4. Name

    How long they had to work on this and they have to go to midnight before recess? Like kids who don't do their term projects until the last minute. How much is this costing tax payers?

    September 21, 2012 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm |
  5. Thomas

    I hope they take time to see the moon !

    September 21, 2012 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm |
  6. tammyk tammy

    Aaaaahhhhh ... the tea party finally sees the light. Don't forget folks that a few weeks ago they would have been happy to let this country go over the fiscal cliff in a pork barrel.

    September 22, 2012 12:48 am at 12:48 am |
  7. Donkey Party

    Today, the GOP senators blocked a jobs bill that would put veterans to work coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan. As a disabled veteran, I can't begin to formulate into words the seething disgust that I and many veterans have for the GOP. They should be shot for treason at the very least.

    September 22, 2012 01:04 am at 1:04 am |
  8. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    After the republican senators voted against our veterans' jobs bill, no republican should show his face in the senate, and that includes McSenile. War mongering republican chicken hawks send our soldiers into unnecessary wars, and refuse to stand up for them when they get home.

    September 22, 2012 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  9. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Is this going to pass something the House has already passed? If it hasn't, then it will be waiting for the lame duck session.

    September 22, 2012 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |