Lawmakers have passed a stopgap funding bill to avoid a government shutdown at Midnight.
“We hope that this can be a strong bipartisan bill.”
With a Midnight deadline looming
Congress voting on a stopgap bill that would keep the government open
Funding federal agencies through December third with Republicans on board in the Senate.
“On Government funding, what republicans laid out all along with a clean continuing resolution without the poison pill of a debt limit increase, that’s exactly what we’ll pass today.”
That continuing resolution then heading over to the House
“We’re on a path to win the vote and I don’t want to even consider any options other than that.”
As the clock ticks President Biden’s larger and more ambitious domestic agenda remains in limbo.
The Democratic controlled House remains divided with Moderates and Progressives in a standoff.
Despite this, Speaker Pelosi is standing firm
Saying she’ll hold a vote on the separate bipartisan infrastructure bill Today.
“I do not plan on not doing anything. I plan on moving forward in a positive way.”
Two moderate Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin holding the key to passage.
With Manchin now saying he told President Biden he would agree to a $1.5 trillion dollar deal far below the $3.5 trillion proposed.
“My topline is has been 1.5 because in my heart, I believe that what we can do and what the needs we have right now.”