Senate rejects House spending bill
September 23rd, 2011
12:45 PM ET
11 years ago

Senate rejects House spending bill

(CNN) - The Democratic-controlled Senate effectively rejected the House GOP's temporary spending bill in a procedural test vote Friday.

Both chambers of Congress must agree on new spending legislation - which would include disaster relief funding - to avoid a government shutdown after the close of the current fiscal year on September 30.

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  1. Lisa P

    @ Obama's DOG has created more SHOVEL READY projects than Obama's Stimulus Plan

    Hey here's a plan: How about the House passes a *clean* disaster relief funding bill, *without* the budget gimmick offsets, to the Senate for a vote - that will remove the Democrats feeble little fig leaf for voting against disaster relief and force them to reveal themselves for the disaster-relief haters that they *really* are, according to you. C'mon - I dare you!

    September 23, 2011 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  2. Facepalm28

    Are you completely idiotic or do you just choose not to read? The Republicans are the ones who are obstructing the disaster funding by trying to force cuts to Democrat-favored programs in order to get it. The fact that the Democrat-favored version actually got some bipartisan support in the Senate should clearly show which proposal is superior. The Republican obstructionism in this case is utterly absurd. The response to Katrina was due to simple incompetence, but this goes well beyond it; the Republicans are deliberately witholding the disaster relief in order to score political points.

    September 23, 2011 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  3. gt

    we need term limits ...these idiots on both side need to be gone now....

    September 23, 2011 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  4. carrotroot

    At the first poster, you should blame the Republicans for this shutdown, they are the one insisting that we make cuts to jobs programs in order to pay for emergency funding. Which is absolutely asinine.

    September 23, 2011 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
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