Government Shutdown Averted
The Congressional bluffing game has been postponed until December as Bill Averting Government Shutdown Signed Into Law.
President Biden signed a bill Thursday evening extending government funding through Dec. 3, averting a partial shutdown hours before current funding expires at midnight.
The bill passed both the House and Senate with bipartisan support earlier in the day. The legislation, which also includes $28.6 billion in emergency disaster aid and $6.3 billion to help resettle Afghan evacuees, passed 65-35 in the Senate, and 254 to 175 a few hours later in the House.
Pause in the Clown Show
Democrats blinked, as expected in this corner. They uncoupled the debt ceiling at the insistence of Republicans.
But all we really have is a pause in the clown show. It will resume in in another month nor so.