GOP Leaders Push Temporary Spending Bill to Avoid Gov’t Shutdown

FILE- This Jan. 3, 2018, file photo shows the Capitol in Washington. The government is financed through Friday, Jan. 19, and another temporary spending bill is needed to prevent a partial government shutdown after that. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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UPDATED 12:44 P.M. — Wed. January 17, 2018

Federal spending will run out soon, and the government could shut down.

House Republicans unveiled a short-term spending bill Tuesday night ahead of this Friday’s deadline.

The bill reauthorizes the Children’s Health Insurance Program for six years, but it does not meet Democrats’ demands for a legislative solution for DACA.

The temporary bill would keep the government open for the next four weeks, allowing more time for negotiations on DACA.

House Speaker Paul Ryan called on Democrats to vote for the bill for the sake of Americans.

“The real deadlines that occur this Friday are our men and women in uniform and children’s health insurance in many states that will run out of money, and so that is why it is just unconscionable to me that they would block funding for our military or cut off funding for these states that really will lose their funding for CHIP by playing these political games and tying them to unrelated issues,” stated Speaker Ryan.

The GOP needs Democrat votes for the temporary bill to pass in the Senate where Republicans have a slim 51 to 49 majority.

The White House says President Trump approves the newly released bill.

83 Comments on "GOP Leaders Push Temporary Spending Bill to Avoid Gov’t Shutdown"

  1. RINO John McCain wants to shut down Government ?

  2. Pamela D Moore | January 18, 2018 at 9:54 am |

    DACA should not be part of this. Get on with your jobs and fund the military. Demo-rats putting foreigners first
    and Americans and American children last! They won’t even budge for the CHIP program. That should be headline news.

  3. Pamela D Moore | January 18, 2018 at 9:54 am |

    DACA should not be part of this. Get on with your jobs and fund the military. Demo-rats putting foreigners first
    and Americans and American children last! They won’t even budge for the CHIP program. That should be headline news.

  4. How does Lindsey and Mitch hear Our President over and over He wants all of the WALL all monies, end chain and lotery ended and a merit base , stop DRUGS thru the Southern boarder build wall on that area Then a Dacca deal the Electorial voters want a end to all this unlawful imegration WE WANT MERIT if done this way this would not continue to happen . We lawful legal USA citizen are dreamers stop playing dumb You guys no the deal

  5. antiliberal00 | January 18, 2018 at 9:22 am |

    Just say NO to DACA and let the communists shut it down. Make sure no welfare checks go out and make sure no medicaid payments are made. Let the democrat base feel the pain.


  7. Whatever happened to the courage of my fellow Americans I grew up with?

    Note: HATE or obstruction isn’t courage! Compromising is!

    Congress time for you to put your big boy pants on.

  8. Military funding four weeks, CHIP six years. Our Repubs cannot negotiate their way out of a hat.

  9. Glenda Hammer | January 18, 2018 at 2:39 am |

    If the government shuts down over amnesty for illegals, this will definately prove Democrats care more about illegals than legal Americans.
    Thanks to Obummer, we’re 20 trillion dollars in debt and can’t afford to continue taking care of the world.
    Hussein Obama spent 113 billion dollars a year of our tax dollars, giving welfare to illegals, yet Democrats do not want to spend 20 billion dollars to build a wall, to keep them out.

  10. Shmacks Adventure | January 18, 2018 at 2:02 am |

    No more CIA,FBI, TSA etc. break up the Medicare and Social Security programs and IRS. Then limit the number of Representatives and Senators. No more boosters for elections. Let the socialists have one half the country and make them have to fund themselves and capitalists the other half. They destroyed us by Uniting us. It’s unite and conquer. Being forced to Live along side Communists is only beneficial to one group. States should have their own laws and people can choose to live in whichever fits their belief system.

  11. PHOOEY – Shut it down for a month… one will notice and the Taxpayers will SAVE MILLIONS, maybe even a few BILLION.
    Stupid Dems want to tack of everything but motherhood to a BUDGET………what a bunch of MORONS.
    What would really clean out the SWAMP is a MASS HANGING and end the DAILY BS once and for all.

  12. If Dem didnt waste more millions on Mueller -russia lies…could avoid DC shut down..

  13. Shut it down if they refuse to care about the real dreamers..the AMERICAN PEOPLE and their children.
    This illegal crap is getting old. Catering to those that do not carry their weight in our country needs to stop.

  14. Please shut down the Government. At least for a year or two.

  15. I am all good with a shut down. Let it die on the vine. The democrats are going to shut down America for ILLEGAL aliens. You know my children and all other American children have a dream also but the dems don’t give a damn about them.

  16. SaidNO2Liberalism | January 17, 2018 at 7:22 pm |

    Spend only on protecting the homeland. Reallocate money to Mexico to build the wall. Reallocate money to countries that hate us to fund infrastructure projects. Reallocate money to Canada to restore manufacturing jobs. Reallocate money to the U.N. for our military. Demand a stop to welfare spending. Problem solved!

  17. Fuzzy Thinker | January 17, 2018 at 7:04 pm |

    It is time to end the Filibuster.

  18. We need a budget…………………………..Not this continuing resolution that never goes away. They use this to hold us hostage.

  19. A marcus Young | January 17, 2018 at 6:14 pm |

    Where is the money going to come from? How much interest will the United States Pay? The traitors need to be brought to justice before it all goes to hell. We owe that to ourselves. If we give President Trump a bunch of liberals, we will go nuclear.

  20. A marcus Young | January 17, 2018 at 6:08 pm |

    There is nothing to discuss. DACA must end and we must stop supporting illegal immigrants or we will go financially collapse.

  21. Don’t miss my intentions here. I’m one of the good guys in this drama. I love this country. I love the people who live here and call it home. But only the ones who came here legally.

    Some of you out there might think that is a hard statement to make. I’m here to tell you it isn’t.

    Here’s why. This nation represents more Freedom than any other nation on this planet. Period. I mean, that’s just out there. Simply no argument, unless you are just an absolute idiot.

    When others, from other nations, think that they can just violate our immigration laws as if they didn’t exist in the first place, that makes me angry.

    It makes me angry, because I don’t trust their intentions in coming here in the first place, were honest to begin with.

    But that’s just me.

  22. Every time this happens, the Democrats win! Nothing happens, nothing changes, and they keep getting what they always got…

    • I can’t figure it out either.

    • Deplorable Phytomorphogenesis | January 17, 2018 at 5:37 pm |

      NOT this time. Shut down is NOT going to happen.

      If it does happen, it is on the democRATS.

    • When nothing gets done and people aren’t working the Democrates claim victory. Sick isn’t it…..but true. Divide and conquer; If Democrates can’t get their way then no one wins, period, just what they want. I will never regret voting for President Trump! I thank God for him and have faith God will see him and our country through the political BS! Thanks for your insight, there is a lot of truth to what you say. May God Bless!

  23. Because unlike the last three presidents, this man is actually running this country. He’s not running it like a political thing like those who went before him.
    No, he’s running it like a business, which in fact, is what it is.

    He’s cleaning up the mess that Obama left and he is putting the country on a profitable path once again. It’s about damned time.

    • Deplorable Phytomorphogenesis | January 17, 2018 at 5:31 pm |

      Spot On PatrickJ!
      The last useless biracial person before President Trump is truly a traitor, and we are so glad the Nightmare is OVER!

      We LOVE President Trump and will stand by President Trump ALWAYS!

  24. Actually, what they did not think they would ever face out there, was someone like Trump. Because when he became our forty=fifth President, he changed everything.
    All the crying and the weeping and the moaning will continue as long as he is our President, and I’m here to tell you, it is music to my ears.

  25. If most of our government leaders had to run a business on their own, like the rest of us, they would fail. First thing they would complain about is all of the senseless regulations, put together by someone in a basement somewhere in Washington.

    Second thing they would do is complain about the first thing again.

  26. Please forgive me, but I think I have seen this drama before. It happens every time the money runs out. When the money is there, everything is just peachy keen. This program, that program, any program out there, actually. Because our government simply has unlimited resources to fund all the feel good programs.
    That works, of course right up to the point where the money runs out.

    Dang, I just hate it when that happens. Because at that point, our sometimes worthless leaders all of sudden have what I like to call, an Ohsh$t moment.

  27. That pos schumer is blackmailing the American people. He should be arrested and tried for treason.

  28. It’s a scam. There won’t be a shut down

  29. Deplorable Phytomorphogenesis | January 17, 2018 at 3:59 pm |

    End daca. NO amnesty.

    There is ABSOLUTELY NO reason to include those illegal aliens in ANY bill.

    “Dreamers”, our A x S!

    They are just free good-for-nothing loafers. DEPORT THEM ALL.

  30. 6 years of CHIP funding for just 4 more weeks? Isn’t that a little extreme?

  31. Too bad Obama could not have found a “legislative” solution to this issue when he had the chance. Instead he chose to violate the constitution instead of following it. This has gone on long enough. No deal is worth the paper it is written on. We seem helpless to defend our own constitution. So, we build a wall, reduce illegal immigration. The democrats get back in power and just ignore it and open the flood gates again. Who is gonna stop them?

  32. STOP the INSANITY.
    This happens each and every year like clockwork.
    It’s Political High Melodrama by more Fraud..
    Just goes Down to Essential Services.
    Simplified Government.
    NO Political BLACKMAIL.
    GovernmentCRAP GAMES.

  33. I say shut the government down to stop illegals and sanctuary cities getting Tax dollars. The amount of money that could be saved if Government would stop giving illegals tax dollars and stop Democrat fake investigation for political propaganda may force them to have budget and NOT borrow money would be big change.

    There is money coming in all the time just we have a Democrat credit care spending going on for political reasons. There is enough money to run basic constitutional things but not all these other wasteful spending that do nothing for citizens but everything for illegals. Democrats give more benefits to illegals criminals then to citizens now.

    Democrat party is the party of illegals, criminals and terrorist and all the groups that support Democrats want to destroy the Constitution with the legal systems supporting illegals with fake laws up to the Supreme court for judges do not like the Constitutional limitations..

    The legal system is political to serve the Democrat ends there is NO equality in law tis political where liberals pick winners and losers. The media today for they will cover up Democrats crimes against American like the Uranium One deal. When illegal criminal can KILL a White Women and get off of murder charge for political reasons in a Democrat city that wants illegals more then citizens.

    We have DOJ, FBI and IRS pules CIA all corrupt and will LIE to the Public for a price politically and for MONEY then you have Media for money as will can be seen as part of the Swamp.

  34. Partial shut down might be in order. Some of the less important pencil pusher people should take some time off.

  35. Shut it down and start a New Government ………..

  36. DemoRats don’t give a tinkers damn about the American people, they would rather shut down the govt and deny our military a long over due pay raise that BHO never seemed to have the time to get done all so that DACA illegals can stay in the country and vote Democrat. Go Trump/Pence.

  37. What a bunch of wussies the GOP are. They control all branches of government, and have no clue how to use that control. Thery can’t blame dimms for themselves not having guts.

    • I agree with the first part of your comment. I think anyone right or left that can’t put America first and wants to win is as fault; A Democrat that votes for the true working man should jump at the chance to team up with President Trump. Why is everyone afraid of winning? Appreciate your comment. May God Bless!

  38. Think 2 Moves Ahead | January 17, 2018 at 2:45 pm |

    The welfare checks should be prepared to be stopped during the shutdown, and there would be no backpay for the time off during the shutdown.

  39. Dell Wilber | January 17, 2018 at 2:13 pm |

    Kick the can, kick the can, kick the can down the road. Ridiculous…

  40. The only one I care about is President Trump, everyone is Washington is insane! And trying to keep faith in them even a little bit is driving me insane. Every time a democrate opens their mouths I think……kiss of Judas. I am stunned and have absolutely more words………how anyone anyone could even think this party has any merit is beyond me; Childern of satin and his lies. You can’t reason with them you can only pray for them. They are beyond any humanities.

  41. I will say this … I am watching every Republican we elected to Congress. Those who do not support President Trump and his agenda will not get my vote in the next or any future election. From what I’ve seen, it is not our President losing the confidence and trust of the people. That designation is falling squarely on Congress. I am totally disgusted with the RINO’s who want to play politics on both sides of the aisle. Not on my vote … PERIOD!

  42. Tommytoeratus | January 17, 2018 at 1:57 pm |

    Shut down the Government, force the Democrats to do this, stop caving to them make it known the care more for Illegals and their families then they do American ciitizens. They preferr them to your family and confront their lies with the truth, we need merit based immigration, no lotto, no chain, we need e-verify, a border wall.
    As for the Republican ( RINOS), Graham, McCain, etc., and liberals tell the Ameican People the truth about what they really believe. Tell Mitch the Senate must use Nuclear Option to pass measures easily passed through in House. Their excuse so far has been because the fear Democrats will do this when they get control. (DUH) they are going to do this any way. Quit being the feckless politicians we know you all are, as they ( Democrats and Liberals) do not lack the resolve to push their agenda while have power. You play nice and sell our children and the Nation out. Get off you behinds and reach behind back and feel for your back bone, do what we elected you to do. Do what our President was elected to do and has asked you to do. Stop wasting time and making us all angry or you think your drought was bad after the last time you all had power, they way we see it your will never, I repeat never be in control again. We know you are addicted to power so understand you are quickly loosing it as we are loosing faith in you and your party.

  43. Start by shutting down BAFTE and other unimportant thumb twiddling agencies.

  44. Shane Norkus | January 17, 2018 at 1:49 pm |

    There’s an oxymoron for ya’ – GOPe leaders? As John Stossel says, ‘gimme a break!’ The only leader I’ve seen recently is President Trump.

    The communists have no leaders, just loudmouth LIARS like ‘Little Chuckie’ Schumer (NY), ‘Little Dickie’ Durbin (IL), ‘MadMax’ Waters (CA), the ‘Flakester’ out in Arizona, ‘Grahamnesty’ over in South Carolina, Cory Booker, the notorious New Jersey Devil and good, old reliable ‘San Fran Nan’ (CA).

    What a pathetic bunch of pissants!.

    • I like the list………solve the problem………..a PUBLIC HANGING.
      Well I’ll make an exception – that last name………..CEMENT SHOES in the HUDSON.
      That guy is a TOTAL WASTE OF OUR AIR…….CRAZY……….

    • Well said! I completely agree.

  45. Don't Tase Me Bro! | January 17, 2018 at 1:45 pm |

    freaking vagina’s This is on the DemoRATS.

  46. All dummycraps care about is your vote. They just want the power to push their commie/socialist thinking. These people are frightfully scary.

    • If they cause a civil war, they’re all dead meat.

    • Well I can say – NEVER VOTED FOR THE MORONIC DEMS SINCE 1954………..
      Well once and he went to Congress……….they caught the culprit at some hanky-panky with the check kiteing scheme that was going on in DC back then and he was OUT in one term…….fumy part was he was a Sheriff before going to DC.
      He left town when he “came back”……..hee-hee
      PS – guess what, he was a friend of SLICKS – wouldn’t ya know.

  47. Denice Adams | January 17, 2018 at 1:37 pm |

    Too bad the Democrats don’t care if children and veterans die!!!!

    • James Gatto | January 17, 2018 at 2:08 pm |

      They never did and they never will care about anyone or any thing.
      All they’re concerned with is votes. I agree, let the government shut down and let the Democraps own it!

    • Gray Bryson | January 17, 2018 at 5:00 pm |

      you never heard the libs take such a hard stand on disabled vets, starving citizens, mentally ill citizens (excluding hollywood as they can pay for their own treatment) or victims of violent crimes – never – LIBS MOTTO – ILLEGALS FIRST SO WE CAN GET VOTES!

  48. If you are worried about a government shutdown, you depend too much on government.

    Also – no more temporary extensions. Bring the appropriations bills in the Senate up for votes. Put people on the spot for not funding the government. PASS THE REAL BUDGET!

    • Just do a google search on “what does a government shutdown mean”. It only effects non-essential services. All government agencies have built in cash reserves to carry the agency for a period of time.

  49. I say shut the government down and stop paying all personnel associated with Congress. Maybe if they start feeling the full brunt of their actions (or lack thereof), they will start actually performing.

    • They will still get paid! A shut down just means a ” FREE VACATION” for them!! But, yes, SHUT IT DOWN! Let the LIBTURDS own it!

      • All American | January 17, 2018 at 2:12 pm |

        Soon many Senators will be on permanent vacation👏🏻

      • Thought so at first too, but they usually need to clock in.

      • The only ones who don’t get a paid vacation are contract workers, or workers for contract companies. My son is a recently married computer engineer working for a government contract company, so he will lose a lot during a shutdown, however I have not looked into whether he would be eligible for unemployment. I am for doing what is necessary for the Trump agenda, however I also am concerned what happens for him if it is prolonged…

    • Rewrite the Rules that the US “CON”gress is The FIRST HIT
      By in their “CON”trived Shutdowns BLACKMAIL..
      MAKE YHEM PAY THE PENALTY for the Government, THEY BUILT
      and have RUN DOWN to the GROUND
      By Political Performance Antics of Belligerent, Contentious, Antagonistic, Kindergarten Children

    • I agree, they should go without pay or back pay for however long it lasts.

      For over a MONTH I’ve been trying to get some A**hole to answer the phone at one agency – they answer and instantly put on hold……5 to 10 minutes per call and I hang up…..67 calls in one month, 217 minutes on hold and yet to CONNECT………..THAT’S GOVERNMENT?
      IF I charged my daily billing rate the SOB’s OWE ME ABOUT $900+ DOLLARS………

    • This is precisely the problem. When the government shuts down, government employees like myself do not get paid. But the people who are not doing their jobs (Congress) get a free paid vacation out of it. Until we vote these slimeballs out of office, this will become an even more common thing.

      • out in the private world gets the same its called lockout this happens in the private world when enployees have a grievence against the employer

      • out in the private world gets the same its called lockout this happens in the private world when enployees have a grievence against the employer

      • Now you’re just being silly. vote out the slime? Really? That would make too much sense!

  50. HarryObrian | January 17, 2018 at 1:08 pm |

    We can’t be out of money, we still have checks…

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