Pennsylvania Sen. John Fetterman (D) expressed his frustration with the current state of Congress within the wake of the Senate voting to approve a seamless decision (CR) to maintain the federal government funded Saturday.
“I voted at 8:30pm on a Saturday night time, that’s my job,” Fetterman mentioned in a press release “However the American folks ought to by no means have to fret about their authorities shutting down. Pushing the snooze button solves nothing, as a result of these similar losers will attempt to pull the identical s— in 45 days.”
“I voted sure tonight to maintain the federal government open, however I’m completed normalizing this dysfunction,” Fetterman continued. “This isn’t leisure, it’s governance. We should not permit the Freedom Caucus to show our authorities into The Steve Wilkos Present.”
In an 88-9 vote, the Senate permitted the CR to maintain the federal government funded after the Home handed it earlier within the day. The invoice goals to fund the federal government at its present ranges by way of mid-November and options $16 billion in aid for pure catastrophe victims.
Congressional approval of the invoice adopted weeks of chaos in Congress and uncertainty by some that the federal government wouldn’t have the ability to stay open.
“Our bipartisan work within the Senate set the tone for the invoice we’re about to cross,” Majority Chief Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) mentioned after the vote. “Our bipartisanship made this doable and confirmed the Home that they needed to act.”
“We’ll maintain the federal government open for 45 days with a clear CR at present funding ranges,” Schumer continued. “And we averted all the excessive, nasty and dangerous cuts MAGA Republicans needed.”
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