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Senate Rejects Stopgap Spending Bill

September 23, 2011 by  

Senate Rejects Stopgap Spending Bill

The stopgap spending bill that passed in the House early Friday morning failed in the Senate.

The GOP-authored funding measure was defeated in the Senate 59-36 because of a measure in the bill that takes disaster funding from green energy programs.

“With FEMA expected to run out of disaster funding as soon as Monday, the only path to getting assistance into the hands of American families immediately is for the Senate to approve the House bill,” House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said trying to convince the Senate to pass the measure, according to The Hill.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) said earlier that the GOP plan is “not an honest effort at compromise.” Reid blasted Republicans for “holding out on Americans who have suffered devastating losses.”

The standoff and threat of government shutdown if a temporary spending measure is not passed will likely have a negative impact on the economy as investors become nervous about government stability.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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