Senate to Vote Monday on Govt. Spending Bill with Shutdown Approaching

AOC photo

After rejecting a House measure to fund the government past Friday, the end of the fiscal year, the Senate will vote Monday night on a bill of its own.

Failure to pass a spending bill by Thursday could result in a government shutdown.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has scheduled a 5:30 p.m. Monday vote on a spending bill backed by most Senate Democrats.

The Senate’s proposed legislation includes disaster aid funding without offsetting cuts in other areas of the federal budget.

The Senate voted 59-36 Friday to reject the House measure that allocated $3.7 billion for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. GOP leaders in the House included cuts to an energy program in the bill, raising objections from House Democrats.

FEMA said it has $175 million left in disaster aid and could run out by Tuesday or Wednesday.

Previous budget and shutdown coverage:

Check Also


NSA Reports on New Cyber Vulnerability in Computers

The National Security Agency (NSA) has issued a report on a new cyber vulnerability that threatens certain systems present within the Department of Defense and other organizations. The BootHole vulnerability allows cyber actors to get through the Secure Boot security standard that makes devices boot only with software trusted by original manufacturers. 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *