Senate prepares to toss shutdown hot potato back to House
September 27th, 2013
01:05 PM ET
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Senate prepares to toss shutdown hot potato back to House

Washington (CNN) - It's a congressional version of hot potato that will determine if a government shutdown begins as soon as Tuesday.

The Democratic-led Senate on Friday is expected to pass its preferred short-term spending plan to keep the government funded beyond the end of the current fiscal year on Monday, which would toss it back to the Republican-led House.

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  1. Tea Party Thomas

    Stop the spending!

    September 27, 2013 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    The headline brings out an image of The Three Stooges in my mind's eye. Too bad that this is reality, because it would makefor a great script in an old black and white movie from the 1940s.

    September 27, 2013 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  3. just saying

    heard the solution by pat buchanon last night. house needs to pass individual funding bills for each dept., not associated with obamacare and send them back to the senate, with attached amendments to stop obamacare special favors and exemptions.

    the government will be funded and all the special favors obama and the democrats have been handing out will end. will the democrats refuse to pass it and throw a tantrum and shut down the government???

    September 27, 2013 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  4. Rudy NYC

    from the article:

    Boehner indicated Thursday the House could revise the Senate's version and send that back, a move that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid warned would result in at least the start of a government shutdown next week because of the time it would take the Senate to reconsider the measure.
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    This is how we wound up with the Sequester. Republicans had ran out the clock. The only bill that had come out of the House that could be passed before the deadline was one that contained the sequestered cuts.

    September 27, 2013 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  5. Rudy NYC

    from the article:

    The initial proposal by House GOP leaders, which would raise the debt ceiling for a year, included a lengthy list of GOP priorities including a one year delay of Obamacare, provisions to roll back regulations on businesses, tax reforms, and approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

    However, conservatives wanted more.
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    Not only did they want more, they maintain that they will absolutely not compromise on their bucket list of demands.

    September 27, 2013 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  6. Rudy NYC

    just saying

    heard the solution by pat buchanon last night. house needs to pass individual funding bills for each dept., not associated with obamacare and send them back to the senate, with attached amendments to stop obamacare special favors and exemptions.

    the government will be funded and all the special favors obama and the democrats have been handing out will end. will the democrats refuse to pass it and throw a tantrum and shut down the government???
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    Open dictionary. Look up "budget." Buchanon was pandering to the ill-informed with a statement like that. The federal government used to pass line item spending measures like that two hundred years ago, but it quickly became unweildy as the the gudget as the nation grew.

    There are not enough days in year to micro-manage spending as Buchanon suggests. Do you have any idea just how much accounting it takes to add up to just one trillion dollars? You would need a legislative bureacracy that's as big as the rest of the government that's spending the money. That's the whole point of a spending budget and debt ceiling.

    September 27, 2013 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |