Senate ends first year under Trump by voting to prevent shutdown

December 22, 2017

1077863425_5689872387001_5689867238001-vsThe Senate approved a stopgap spending bill on Thursday night, ensuring there will be no shutdown days before Christmas and essentially completing a frenetic year on Capitol Hill — and the first under President Trump.

Senators voted 66-32 to approve the roughly four-week continuing resolution (CR), which funds the government through Jan. 19, hours after it passed the House.

Seventeen Democrats voted for the measure, including several up for reelection next year in states carried by Trump such as Sens. Joe Donnelly (Ind.), Claire McCaskill (Mo.) and Joe Manchin (V.Wa.).

But leadership, including Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), as well as many of the party’s potential 2020 contenders opposed the bill.

5 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Pete says:

    Chuckie, Nancy & their fellow travelers are headed home to lick their wounds, & console themselves.
    After getting the dog crapped kicked out of themselves every time they have gone head to head with the Trump team, they need a rest.
    I seriously doubt that the rest will make much difference in their 2018 approach, but at least the RINOs will be a lot more hesitant to climb onto their far left bandwagon next time around. No one wants to be the next Flake or Corker, even Lisa Murkowski is acting halfway conservative.
    Even the Never Trump snotty remarks have pretty well subsided now that the left has been beaten back into the pucker brush.
    All in all it has been a remarkably good year

  • Rivahmitch says:

    This is a mistake. Let the Democommies shut it down and then put the blame squarely on the Democommie preference for the foreign INVADERS (which they call “illegal immigrants”, “undocumented aliens” or “dreamers”) over taxpaying American citizens. Let’s get serious about protecting American workers for a change.

  • Navy Bob says:

    Had the Senate actually done an ANNUAL BUDGET instead of living on “continuing resolutions (and kept to the budget) this dance could be avoided. However they prefer to do it this way rather than the way it’s supposed to be. How sad.

    1. Gary Smith says:

      Everyone else has to live by a budget but not congress?

      1. Navy Bob says:

        The “people” are governed, so why are the “governed” not governed? We have to live on budgets, pay taxes, play by the rules made by the swamp dwellers. Yet they are above these minor inconveniences. My car would be ticketed and towed if parked in a fire lane because I don’t have “Senate” tags. If I don’t pay my taxes, I could possibly go to jail and NOT be re-elected. My family and I can not just print more money when our account runs low. So many in Congress live by the old adage: “I can’t be overdrawn…I still have checks”.

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