Oct 5, 2013
The House on Friday passed its sixth and seventh narrow appropriations resolutions of the week, once again daring the Senate to take them up and reduce the scope of the ongoing government shutdown.
In bipartisan votes, the House passed resolutions to fund the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC).
Most Democrats oppose the GOP’s piecemeal approach to funding the government, and continue to call for passage of the Senate’s “clean” spending resolution for the entire government. But these smaller spending bills have picked up a few dozen Democratic votes each time, and that was again the case today.
The National Emergency and Disaster Recovery Act, H.J.Res. 85, passed 247-164 with the help of 23 Democrats.
This article was posted: Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 5:28 am