House set to act on disaster funds deal Thursday
September 27th, 2011
11:19 AM ET
11 years ago

House set to act on disaster funds deal Thursday

Washington (CNN) - The House of Representatives is expected to take action Thursday on a bipartisan agreement ending a dispute over disaster relief spending that threatened to cause a partial shutdown of the government by the end of the week.

Specifically, the House is set to approve legislation Thursday that will keep the government funded through October 4, followed by a more comprehensive measure next Tuesday that will keep Washington funded through November 18, according to the office of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Virginia.

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  1. Rudy NYC

    House set to act *UP* on disaster funds deal Thursday
    I corrected the headline for you.

    I am not trying to blame any one person or party for trying to shutdown the government by taking something hostage, but this needs to be repeated. Immediately following the debt ceiling crisis, Sen. Mitch McConnell stated something to the effect that, "While I do not condone it, hostage taking proved to be an effective weapon to further our agenda. It is a weapon we will have to wield in the future." I like the way he included the self-serving self-denial. "It wasn't me." No, Mitch. You are just the PAC leader in Congress.

    September 27, 2011 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  2. SecedingfromTexas

    Mitch McConnell also said "....political impasse could have been avoided if Senate Democrats has simply accepted the
    GOP's proposed cuts."
    More of the "our way, or no way". How about this for a plan:
    The political impasse could have been avoided if Republican teacans would simply work for the American people and
    not Norquist, Koch, or themselves. Obstructionism is alive and well in Washington.

    September 27, 2011 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |