HOUSE VOTES – On Bill to Reopen Govt and Raise Debt Ceiling
The US House is currently voting to reopen government and to raise the debt ceiling.
The US Senate passed the bill 81-18.
Here are the Republican Senators voting against the bill.
The bill will pass through the House thanks to House Democrats who are voting en masse to pass the new spending bill.
Thank you, John Boehner.
The House bill passed 285 – 144 with a Democrat majority.
The AP reported:
At the end of the 16th day of the government shutdown, the Senate and House passed a bill that would reopen the government and avert a potentially cataclysmic default on U.S. debt payments by raising the federal government’s debt limit.
The Senate voted 81-18 to pass the measure, and the House voted 285-144.
The final package, unveiled by Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on the Senate floor earlier in the day, would fund the government through Jan. 15 and raise the debt ceiling through Feb. 7.
The bill would also strengthen income verification requirements for those who sign up for insurance under Obamacare, and it would provide time for both parties to appoint lawmakers to a conference committee to reconcile a broad budget resolution. The panel would be led by Budget Committee heads Republican Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and Democratic Sen. Patty Murray of Washington, and it would be required to announce the result of its negotiations by Dec. 13.