Congress Approves deal to fund Government till February

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Well, let’s see what Old Crow Mitch McConnell will do now.

Excerpt from The Hill

House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) said in a statement that an agreement has been reached on a continuing resolution that would temporarily fund the government at the previous year’s levels until a larger bipartisan agreement can be reached on spending for the new year.

DeLauro said the legislation “includes virtually no changes to existing funding or policy” in an effort to apply pressure for a larger deal for a spending omnibus bill in the months ahead.

Sen. Richard Shelby, the top Republican on the Senate Appropriations Committee, also announced that leaders had finally reached an agreement on the continuing resolution while adding that now is the time to “get serious about” negotiating spending bills for fiscal 2022.

“I have said many times that work can only begin if we agree to start FY22 where we finished FY21,” he said. “That means maintaining legacy riders, eliminating poison pills, and getting serious about the funding we are going to provide for our nation’s defense. If that doesn’t happen, we’ll be having this same conversation in February.”

The bill will need 60 votes in the senate to pass, Will the RINO republicans help the democrats yet again? Mitch is on record already stating he believes they will be OK.. The Fix is in folks.