Continuing to Fund the Government With Resolution
House Republicans this week unveiled their kick-the-can-down-the-road plan to fund the government – a continuing resolution good through Dec. 11. The Washington Post reports, “Rep. Harold Rogers (R-Ky.), chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, said the bill would keep federal agencies open through Dec. 11, would match President Obama’s request for $88 million in funds to help fight the spread of Ebola in Africa, and would provide flexibility to departments working on the U.S.-Mexico border to handle the flood of unaccompanied Central American minors arriving at the border.” The bill is expected to pass the House Thursday, and head to the Senate. But wait. According to The Hill, “Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is threatening to use a stopgap government funding measure to torpedo President Obama’s executive order on immigration.” Haven’t we seen this movie before? As pitiful as the continuing resolution is, and as lawless as Obama is on immigration, a shutdown right before the election would be political disaster. Cruz knows it and we don’t expect him to carry through with one.
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