Tuesday, February 6, 2018

House Further Amends HR 1892 – Short-Term CR and DOD Spending

Earlier this evening the House took up the Senate amendment to HR 1892 and adopted that amendment with a further amendment; adding the language of HJ Res 128. The final vote was a very modestly bipartisan vote of 245 to 182; 17 Democrats voted Yea and 8 Republicans voted Nay.

As I noted earlier today this was not crafted as a compromise bill to make it easy for the Senate to adopt the measure. It looks more like a gauntlet flung in the face of Senate Democrats, daring them to shut down the government again. The saving grace is that the current Continuing Resolution does not run out until Midnight, February 8th; leaving time for additional work on some sort of spending compromise.

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