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eva02 12-07-2017 02:01 PM

Trump and Democrats face off over potential government shutdown
 
The meeting is scheduled for 3 p.m. (2000 GMT).

The Republican-controlled House is expected to vote on Thursday on a bill that would keep the government open at current spending levels through Dec. 22 while lawmakers negotiate a longer-term solution. The legislation will include some short-term help for states running out of money to finance a health insurance program for lower-income children.

A House procedural vote on the measure is expected around 1:30 p.m. ET (1830 GMT), with a vote on passage possible around 4:30 p.m. ET (2130 GMT).

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urged senators to support the stop-gap funding bill he expects the House to send over.

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He said the measure will provide more time for bipartisan work on addressing “a number of the priorities of our nation in the coming weeks.”
Conservative House Republicans said their real focus was on what would happen next. Going forward, they favor legislation that would hold down spending levels for everything but defense, and they also want work requirements for able-bodied Medicaid recipients. Medicaid is a government health insurance program for the poor and disabled.

“That would be very important to us,” said Representative Mark Walker, chairman of the Republican Study Committee, the largest grouping of conservatives in the House.

Democrats, whose votes will be required to pass the temporary spending measure in the Senate, are pushing their own priorities, including legislative protections for young people brought to the United States illegally as children and healthcare subsidies that Trump has ended for low-income people.


If the CR vote is happening at 1:30 and the meeting is at 3:00, then it is a meeting about passing a spending bill after the CR

eva02 12-07-2017 02:02 PM

Re: Trump and Democrats face off over potential government shutdown
 
Everyone stayed glued for the procedural vote at 10:30 PT/ 1:30 ET

DogJuiceMan 12-07-2017 02:04 PM

Re: Trump and Democrats face off over potential government shutdown
 
Anyone have links to this vote? Anyway to watch it live.

eva02 12-07-2017 02:05 PM

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Originally Posted by DogJuiceMan (Post 657958)
Anyone have links to this vote? Anyway to watch it live.

Probably on CSPAN? I am at work but will try to find something.

2MoreYears 12-07-2017 02:08 PM

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Interesting. Let's see if democrats in the senate stick together.

JJ Glo 12-07-2017 02:09 PM

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Why are there two votes?

eva02 12-07-2017 02:22 PM

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Originally Posted by JJ Glo (Post 657962)
Why are there two votes?

Procedural (to proceed) and then the actual vote.

VJB2 12-07-2017 02:25 PM

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Originally Posted by eva02 (Post 657966)
Procedural (to proceed) and then the actual vote.

Are the number of procedural votes the same as passage? If they vote to proceed, it’s likely passage would happen too?

fl_dreamer 12-07-2017 02:28 PM

Re: Trump and Democrats face off over potential government shutdown
 
any online links to watch it live?

Swim19 12-07-2017 02:30 PM

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Originally Posted by fl_dreamer (Post 657969)
any online links to watch it live?

I'm watching it through c-span, but you need a cable login.


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