BREAKING: Senate reaches bipartisan agreement on disaster funds
September 26th, 2011
07:36 PM ET
11 years ago

BREAKING: Senate reaches bipartisan agreement on disaster funds

Washington (CNN) - The Senate on Monday night reached a bipartisan agreement intended to end a dispute over disaster relief spending that threatened to cause a partial shutdown of the government at the end of the week.

In two votes, the Senate approved short-term spending measures to fund the government for the start of the new fiscal year that begins Saturday.


Filed under: FEMA • Government Shutdown • Senate
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  1. Victoria

    Thank goodness. On another note STOP the voter suppression!! Repubs & corporations attemps at making it harder for Obama supporters to vote sickens me and threatens democracy. If your a college student, elderly or anyone without a drivers license, passport of govt issued photo id, get one now, or help your grammy/grandpa get one and drive them to the polls if you have to. Don't wait til the last minute do it now and STOP this threat on our democracy and go to the polls in 2012

    September 26, 2011 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  2. DWFitzpat

    Obama convinced the Senate to take any deal so that congress would go on recess thus clearing the way for a host of extreme left recess appointments.

    September 26, 2011 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  3. A Kickin` Donkey

    You damn right they did.

    I honestly don`t know how the public or media let the GOP hijack this discussion.

    FEMA funds are like an insurance pool; it gets depleted by unforeseen acts. When it is short, you make it up.

    Where the media FAILED was to press this question, "In the MANY years where FEMA did not consume all the budgeted money, did the Republicans sing, its praises? Did thE GOP put thFEMA`s surplus to the side or did they spend that EXTRA money on 1 more M1A1 tank out of Mr. Boehner`s district? Or on a new Navy port in Mr. Cantor`s district?

    If you want to make a campaign issue out of a need for extra money GOP, then expected to take your lumps for what we didn`t hear in 2006, or `07, or `08, etc.

    September 26, 2011 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  4. J.V.hodgson

    I say leave Fema as per these Senate bills and regulations and if you ned the monet cut the so called aid that goes to Pakistan that is mlitarily based. thats more than Republicans wanted to save and leaves FEMA to do its completely necessary Federal job.

    September 27, 2011 12:21 am at 12:21 am |