Monday, September 30, 2013

Senate Rejects House Amendments to HJ Res 59

As expected, this afternoon the Senate rejected the House Amendments to HJ Res 59 by a straight partly-line vote of 54-46. The House Rules Committee has already announced that they will meet this afternoon at 4:15 to determine how the House will respond to the Senate vote. The full House will be able to take up the CR as soon as the Rules Committee publishes their rule.

If the House concurs with the Senate’s amendment then there will be no shut down of the government at midnight. If the final vote doesn’t take place until 1:00 am (or 4:00 am for that matter) it will not make any difference as that will still be today by congressional conventions as long as there is no adjournment.

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