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.