On Friday, House Republicans were unable to pass a thirty-day stopgap funding bill proposed by Speaker McCarthy, with the government shutdown deadline looming on September 30th at midnight (12:01 am October 1st).
House defeats McCarthy’s bill to avoid a shutdown, 232-198
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) September 29, 2023
House GOP leaders on Friday failed to pass a partisan, short-term spending bill with fewer than two days left to fund the federal government and avoid a shutdown.
Speaker Kevin McCarthy pitched the bill as a way for his fellow Republicans to buy time to pass a slate of individual agency spending bills.
“We actually need a stop-gap measure to allow the House to continue to finish its work, to make sure our military gets paid, to make sure our border agents get paid as we finish the job that we’re supposed to do,” McCarthy told reporters.
Don’t worry, because Ukraine is still getting our US taxpayer money. McCarthy made sure of it.
The House voted 311-117 in favor of allocating an additional $300 million in aid to Ukraine late Thursday night. This provision was included in the Pentagon funding bill for fiscal year 2024.
“Last night, House Republicans agreed that we wouldn’t fund DHS unless e-verify was passed because we’d have to take a vote on HR 2,” Gaetz said on Friday morning.
“Today, 11 hours later, the Continuing Resolution being considered strips mandatory e-verify and worsens our position on the border.”
“I’m voting NO!” he said.
Last night, House Republicans agreed that we wouldn't fund DHS unless e-verify was passed because we’d have to take a vote on HR 2.
Today, 11 hours later, the Continuing Resolution being considered strips mandatory e-verify and worsens our position on the border.
I’m voting… pic.twitter.com/FjrQnYmcLI
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) September 29, 2023