Tester Admonishes Congress For Treading Water On Federal Spending Bill

Tester Admonishes Congress For Treading Water On Federal Spending Bill

But Thursday morning, President Trump tweeted that CHIP should be part of a long-term solution, not a 30-day or short-term extension.

House speaker Paul Ryan speaks at a news conference with Republican leaders on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday. If passed into law, the bill would fund the government until February 16, as well as authorize six years of funding for the Children's Health Insurance Plan, which provides health coverage for children from low-income families. Overnight, the house passing a plan to temporarily keep the government up and running. Republicans, who hold the White House, House and Senate, have put the burden on Senate Democrats to avert a shutdown.

Without a temporary spending bill, called a continuing resolution, the government will shut down Friday night.

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer has proposed a shorter stop-gap measure, lasting just four or five days, to be used as a hard deadline on an agreement on government spending levels and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program known as DACA. Multiple Democrats and some Republicans have said they won't support it.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speak during a congressional Gold Medal ceremony for former Senator Bob Dole, in Washington D.C., on Wednesday.

Vehicle slams into back of tow truck on on snow-covered freeway
Michigan State Police have yet another video to try to convince you to slow down and keep your eyes on the road while driving. In the footage, the out-of-control sedan is seen traveling too fast for the conditions and speeding towards the tow truck.

Pope Francis married two flight attendants in an impromptu mid-air wedding
While Karadima's victims were deemed credible by the Vatican, Francis apparently felt the need to change course on Thursday. Pope Francis married the couple aboard the papal plane as it flew over Chile on the third day of his South American trip.

'Ashwin will come first in the auction' - Dhoni
It is also worth mentioning here that Dhoni is set to play for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL after a long hiatus of two years. The team management confirmed they will retain the core team, support staff and coaching staff.

The GOP now controls both chambers of Congress and the White House, and Democrats are using the must-pass bill to force other policy concessions.

The House took steps Thursday evening to temporarily fund the government.

He says a "shutdown will be devastating to our military ... something the Dems care very little about!" The most recent occurred in October of 2013.

US President Donald Trump has appeared to undercut his party's attempts to reach a budget deal with Democrats, on the eve of a possible government shutdown. The legislation also extends the Children's Health Insurance Program (Chip) for six years as an incentive for Democrats to support it but does not address the so-called "Dreamers", undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children and are poised to lose protections from deportation in March. Republicans only have 51 members and Democrats now have 49, with the new addition of Sen.

If the government were to shutdown, some "nonessential" government departments would close and employees would be placed on furlough, which means they would not come to work or be paid. "And until that's done, we're not gonna be able to do the big omnibus bill", Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn said.

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