House passes short-term sending bill to fund the government until November
Sept. 19 (UPI) — The House passed a short-term spending bill Thursday, extending government funding to before Thanksgiving.
House Appropriations Chairwoman Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., said the stopgap bill will “provide families, businesses and communities with budget certainty while we negotiate long-term funding.”
“We must pass a continuing resolution to avoid another government shutdown,” said Lowey.
The House has already passed 10 of these bills, but the Senate hasn’t passed any. Democrats and Republicans have clashed over issues including funding for an expanded physical barrier at the southern border.
“We do not support diverting taxpayer dollars to build an ineffective and controversial wall along our southern border,” a group of Senate Democrats wrote. “Especially when those funds are stolen from our military and important investments for American families, such as college affordability and our fight against the opioid crisis.”
“It’s not about the money. It’s not about compromising and getting to ‘yes.’ It’s about not wanting to take ‘yes’ for an answer,” said McConnell.