Political Musings September 17, 2014: House passes spending bill and authorization to train and arm Syrian rebels

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House passes spending bill and authorization to train and arm Syrian rebels

By Bonnie K. Goodman

The Republican controlled House of Representatives passed a continuing appropriations resolution on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 to fund the federal government for 10 weeks into the 2015 fiscal year, lasting past the midterm elections. The bill passed with bipartisan support…Continue
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Political Headlines March 21, 2013: House of Representatives Passes Paul Ryan’s Budget 221-207, Approves Senate Changes to Continuing Resolution 318-109

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House Passes Paul Ryan’s Budget, Approves Senate Changes to CR

Source: ABC News Radio, 3-21-13

The House of Representatives voted Thursday morning to pass House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s budget proposal, which outlines spending levels over the next decade while achieving an annual budget surplus in the year 2023.

The resolution passed 221-207.  It was opposed by all House Democrats in addition to 10 House Republicans.   Reps. Justin Amash (R-Mich.), Paul Broun (R-Ga.), Rick Crawford (R-Ark.), Chris Gibson (R-N.Y.), Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.), Joe Heck (R-Nev.), Walter Jones (R-N.C.), Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), Randy Forbes (R-Va.) and David McKinley (R-W.Va.) opposed the budget….READ MORE

Political Headlines March 20, 2013: Senate Passes Stopgap Budget Bill to Fund Government with a Vote of 73-26

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Senate Passes Stopgap Bill to Fund Government

Source: ABC News Radio, 3-20-13
The Senate did its part Wednesday to stave off a government shutdown by passing a continuing resolution in order to keep the government funded,

The continuing resolution, known in Washington shorthand as the CR, is a stopgap appropriations measure. Congress is up against a March 27 deadline to keep the government funded through September, the end of the fiscal year.

The bill passed with a vote of 73-26 and now heads over to the House of Representatives for final passage….READ MORE

Political Headlines March 17, 2013: Senate Aims to Pass Six-Month Stopgap Budget Bill to Fund Government

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Senate Aims to Pass Six-Month Stopgap Bill to Fund Government

Source: ABC News Radio, 3-17-13

This week, the Senate will attempt to stave off a government shutdown by working to pass a continuing resolution in order to keep the government funded.

The continuing resolution, known in Washington shorthand as the CR, is a stopgap appropriations measure. Congress is up against a March 27 deadline to keep the government funded for the rest of the fiscal year, which ends in September….READ MORE

Political Headlines March 6, 2013: House Passes Stopgap Measure Budget Bill to Avoid Government Shutdown

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House approves bill to avoid government shutdown

Source: WaPo, 3-6-13

The House on Wednesday House took the first step to avoid a government shutdown, approving a Republican bill to provide $982 billion in funding for the second half of the fiscal year, keeping agencies humming when the mechanism currently funding government expires March 27.

The measure would provide new flexibility to the Pentagon to manage the so-called sequester’s deep, automatic spending cuts, but would otherwise leave those reductions in place for the year….READ MORE

Political Headlines March 6, 2013: House Passes Six-Month Stopgap Budget Bill to Fund Government 267-151

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House Passes Six-Month Stopgap Bill to Fund Government

Source: ABC News Radio, 3-6-13

The House voted Wednesday to pass the continuing resolution and fund the government through the end of the fiscal year. The vote on the CR passed 267-151.
The bill passed with mostly Republican votes, although once it became clear the bill would pass on GOP votes alone, 53 Democrats decided to join the majority. Fourteen Republicans and 151 Democrats opposed the bill….READ MORE

Political Headlines March 4, 2013: House of Representatives Likely to Pass Continuing Resolution Stopgap Budget Measure on Thursday

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House Likely to Pass Continuing Resolution on Thursday

Source: ABC News Radio, 3-4-13

House Republicans unveiled a stopgap measure Monday to fund the federal government through the rest of the fiscal year, a move intended to mollify a deeply divided Congress that has fought through three years of bruising budget battles.

The continuing resolution, known around Washington as a CR, is subject to sequestration levels in its entirety, setting the top-line overall rate of spending at $982 billion, down from $1.047 trillion the previous fiscal year….READ MORE

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