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house Bill H. Joint Res. 75

A Federal Government Funding Extension for Five More Days

Argument in favor

A short-term budget resolution will give Congress five extra days — not only to finalize omnibus appropriations for 2016, but also ensure that the final omnibus bill can navigate the legislative process.

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12/11/2015
It's not a good solution, but it's better than "shutting down the government" yet again.
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Ian's Opinion
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03/01/2016
America, the most powerful country in the world has to SHUT DOWN because we can't manage our finances? It's a global embarrassment for OUR GOVERNMENT! GET TO WORK AND FIX THIS WITH OUT SHUTTING DOWN DAMMIT!
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05/09/2016
Maybe this stopgap measure is needed by this weak-kneed congress, but somebody needs to hitch up his pants (or her skirt) and work out funding on a systemmatic method, not by emergency votes like this.
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Argument opposed

If Congress had just met the arbitrary deadline they set for themselves this bill wouldn’t be necessary. Congress needs to be held accountable for its procrastination and not given extra outs any time they can't agree.

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12/13/2015
Deadlines are deadlines. Hey Congress, can I also procrastinate in paying my taxes to the IRS?
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12/11/2015
I have heard a rumor that members of Congress cannot be under 5 years old. GROW UP & DO YOUR JOBS! It is disheartening & maddening that you as a body cannot figure out how to do basic governance. I bet some of you wonder why Trump is so popular among your reactionary constituents. This is an example. You act like feckless dweebs & expect us to take you seriously. No one takes a toddler having yet another temper tantrum seriously! That this has come up is a disgrace! SHAME ON YOU ALL! I want a refund for all the time you do not do what you were elected to do!
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12/12/2015
They've hit their limit, live with the consequences.
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What is House Bill H. Joint Res. 75?

This bill would fund the federal government for five additional days to give congressional negotiators time to reach an agreement on an omnibus spending bill for fiscal year 2016. Funding is currently set to expire on Friday, December 11, 2015. This legislation would move the deadline to midnight on Wednesday, December 16, 2015.

There would be no changes to existing spending during this five-day extension, which would be in effect until midnight on Dec. 16 or when appropriations legislation for fiscal year 2016 is enacted — whichever happens first.

Impact

Government operations, federal agencies and those receiving funding from the federal government, anyone who uses or contributes to government services, and public approval ratings for Congress.

Cost of House Bill H. Joint Res. 75

A CBO cost estimate is unavailable.

More Information

In-Depth: Sponsoring Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY) introduced this bill as the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee to allow more time for negotiations over a forthcoming omnibus appropriations bill:

“While progress is being made on negotiations for a full-year omnibus appropriations bill, it is clear that more time is needed to complete the package. This short-term funding resolutions will keep the lights on in government and maintain current operations for a few days so Congress can complete and pass an agreement. It is my hope and expectation that a final, year-long bill will be enacted before this new deadline.”

The final omnibus appropriations bill will authorize more than $1.1 trillion in federal spending, but it has been difficult for Republicans and Democrats in Congress to reach an agreement on how that funding will be spent. Part of this has been over policy riders disagreements. Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan (R-WI) noted that the December 11th deadline has complicated the process, but that Republicans are:

“not going let the arbitrary December 11th deadline stop us from getting this right. We are going to get the best agreement we can possibly get…We know that we are going to get it right rather than get it done fast.”

The White House has threatened to veto any spending package that contains ideological policy riders, and that a short-term extension would only be granted by President Obama for period long enough to complete the writing of a bill.


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Summary by Eric Revell

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Official Title

Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2016, and for other purposes.

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      Committee on Appropriations
    IntroducedDecember 9th, 2015
    Deadlines are deadlines. Hey Congress, can I also procrastinate in paying my taxes to the IRS?
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    I have heard a rumor that members of Congress cannot be under 5 years old. GROW UP & DO YOUR JOBS! It is disheartening & maddening that you as a body cannot figure out how to do basic governance. I bet some of you wonder why Trump is so popular among your reactionary constituents. This is an example. You act like feckless dweebs & expect us to take you seriously. No one takes a toddler having yet another temper tantrum seriously! That this has come up is a disgrace! SHAME ON YOU ALL! I want a refund for all the time you do not do what you were elected to do!
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    They've hit their limit, live with the consequences.
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    It's not a good solution, but it's better than "shutting down the government" yet again.
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    I sure wish I could vote to extend deadlines at my job.
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    Stop politicizing the budget for your benefit and threatening to shut down the government. We out here in flyover country are tired of your BS.
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    NO do the job WE pay you to do and meet the reasonable deadlines every other employee in the world has set for them. STOP ACTING LIKE SPOILED CHILDREN DAMNIT
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    Get your act together, Congress! We meet government-required deadlines and so should you, especially since you set your own deadlines!
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    Do your job. Don't hit the metaphorical snooze button.
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    1. Congress has had more than enough time to do the budget. 2. The extension, if needed, is too short to accomplish anything meaningful. 3. If Congress takes out the policy stuff and just appropriates $, doing the budget would have been done long ago
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    They have had all year to know what it costs to operate the government.
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    FFS, do your fucking jobs!
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    Congress needs to sit down, talk to each other, work out what's best for the people of the country and NOT their Corporate Puppet Masters and do their jobs! They shouldn't get to go on Christmas break until they complete their job. Only when a final bill is signed by the president should they get to go home and celebrate!
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    It's very disheartening to see Congress yet again struggle with completing the funding stages for the next fiscal year. Congress shouldn't get an extension of time, since they have had a long time to deal with this. I also hope Congress understands the thousands of people that can possibly suffer financially if we go through another long term government shutdown, SO GET THE FUNDING FIGURED OUT NOW.
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    No more short term garbage. Get Your butts to work and come up with a long term, budget. If I performed my duties at my job the way most of Congress is performing theirs, I would loose my job.
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    I'm so sick of this shit. I hope you fail to reach any deal and shut down permanently so we can start over.
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    They do this crap every year and eventually give into Obama.
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    Do your damn job. Pass a budget, it is required by that there Constitution
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    The members of congress need to stop being lazy, entitled, self-absorbed jerks and just do their jobs. In the real world, People get fired for not doing their jobs like this. Think not getting this bill done on time might extend this reality to the members of congress? I know I'd vote for that!
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    America, the most powerful country in the world has to SHUT DOWN because we can't manage our finances? It's a global embarrassment for OUR GOVERNMENT! GET TO WORK AND FIX THIS WITH OUT SHUTTING DOWN DAMMIT!
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