Senate Passes Measure To Avoid Govt Shutdown

Do you support Rep. Johnson's measure? Let him know.

  • 41
    John H
    02/21/2024

    When will someone step up and lead instead of bowing to pressure from far right or far left? We wonder why we have the candidates we have for president. Who wants to try and work with a dysfunctional Congress and Senate? Neitherbody has done the work of the American people in over 20 years. Until Congress and Senate decide to work for the public our country is in big trouble. 

  • 8,881
    Charles
    11/21/2023

    New ring master same gop circus.

  • 424
    Larry
    11/20/2023

    Janet Yellen said in an interview that it's important for the U.S. to prioritize education in Ukraine because it's in America's national security interest.

     

    While I am not opposed to funding for Ukraine entirely, comments like this  make me want to oppose anything for Ukraine. I disagree with funding anything beyond the military support of Ukraine, especially domestic spending in that country. I understand there are rationalizations, but I oppose them. 

     

    I also continue to want to understand better what has already been spent in Ukraine. 

     

    Please limit your support to military needs in the Ukraine-Russia conflict. 

  • 31
    Larry
    11/17/2023

    Could you quit?  Let someone who ACTUALLY believs in democracy become Speaker.

  • 3,247
    Surender
    11/17/2023

    Speaker Johnson says he will release all non-sensitive January 6 footage in a move to please the far right

    it was just a casual gathering of patriots! 
    for sure 2024 is a make or break year for America

    rudderless and spiraling out of control 

    prep for a backup plan 

  • 3,262
    Steph
    11/17/2023

    In January, when we're back here facing yet another shutdown, I will be just as disgusted.

    Expell the Facsist Caucus from Congress-and that included Mike Johnson.

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    LeslieG
    11/17/2023

    The power of T-Day break on the House vote as the House closed until after T-Day after passing the legislation with dem support.

     Chaos Caucus is calling strike 1 of 2 on Johnson before he suffers the same fate as McCarthy,

     "The Senate has overwhelmingly passed a deal to avoid a government shutdown after Democratshelped the deal pass the House of Representatives. Now, the bill will go to President Joe Biden’s desk for his signature."

     "Earlier, the House closed down until after Thanksgiving with no votes until 28 November after Speaker Mike Johnson failed to pass another spending bill following his enlisting of the Democrats to get through the funding package". 

     "Texas Rep Chip Roy told CNN that going ahead with the spending bill without cuts and passing it under suspension of the rules with the help of members from across the aisle was “strike one and strike two” for Mr Johnson."

     https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/government-shut-down-status-2023-update-b2448347.html

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    Brian
    11/16/2023

    I expect Causes will reuse this post and thread in January when we're back here facing yet another shutdown.

    Just the can kicked down the road.

  • 2,380
    Martha
    11/16/2023

    All I can say is this measure just did more of the same of kicking the can down the road, but I am glad that a gov. shutdown was averted at least through the holidays.  Of course, a gov. shutdown at anytime is harmful to fed. workers who don't get pd., many who have to keep working without the benefit of pay.  These looming shutdowns need to stop and Congress needs to do its damn job.  If any business operated like this they'd be closed in a skinny minute.

  • 8,086
    M
    11/15/2023

    Again in disarray, the gop house shuts down early and goes home for thanksgiving holiday. 

  • 3,247
    Surender
    11/15/2023

    The US Postal Service lost $6.5 billion last year. It predicted it would break even

    this happens when you put bozo's lackeys in positions of power 

    mike is just one more

    stop subsidizing amazon / limit deliveries to mon/wed/fri !

  • 3,247
    Surender
    11/15/2023

    Speaker Mike Johnson says separation of church and state is a 'misnomer'

    Absolutely not mike. Take your deranged notions and keep them privately in your home. Do not impose them in any form of public service

    Appears republicans are bent on taking this country back to the 'midevil' era? 

  • 8,086
    M
    11/14/2023

    House passes funding bill avoiding a shutdown.

  • 239
    Jane
    11/14/2023

    get off your ass and actually do the right thing instead of whittling away  at several bills and restore that need money You are another greedy person.

  • 3,262
    Steph
    11/14/2023

    I am sick to death of the right wing and their antics!

     

    Anyone who participated in January 6th, or who was involved with it should be charged with treason. 

     

    That includes Mike Johnson!

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    Brian
    11/14/2023

    Well, despite his previous actions and votes, it seems like Speaker Johnson realizes the only way he can keep the government open is to rely on Democrats to pass another set of continuing resolutions. 

    The crazies on the right are never going to help him unless he intends to shut it all down.

    The Democrats have no reason to help the Republicans with anything they don't support, so no more finger-pointing is necessary. If the GOP wants to work with Leader Jeffries and get Democratic support, then they'll need to do so. Anything that can't pass the Democrats in the House won't get past the Senate anyways.

    This will be a true test of Johnson, and we'll see how long they can kick the can...

  • 2,380
    Martha
    11/14/2023

    Well, here we go again and again and again.  Can these clowns never do their God Damn jobs?  Johnson is ill equpied to lead and so far he's demonstrated just how inadequate he is in the position.  Why the House voted him as Speaker is a mystery to me given that he's as looney tunes as the other MAGA idiots in the House.  This last minute shit has to end.  Fed. employees should not have to undergo this crap over and over again.  The voters need to kick these idiots out of office and start electing people who have some damn commonsense and will work for the good of the country, not their fucking egos.  Furthermore, a law should be enacted that whenever a gov. shutdown occurs no member of Congress will be paid for as long as the shutdown is in effect and they will not be able to receive any back pay-that income would be lost forever.  It we had that type of law, this shit would stop in a skinny minute.