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  •  So that would remove threat of shutdown (1+ / 0-)
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    at least? Then have till friday to work about FEMA funding, with thugs less able to hold it hostage. Is that the gist of it?

    •  Per Joan...above (2+ / 0-)
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      RhodaA, Phil S 33

      3:32 PM PT: The votes that will follow this CR, assuming it loses: a clean continuing appropriations with no supplemental funding that would extend for six weeks, and a second vote that would extend funding for just a week, giving the House time to come back and pass the six-week extension. This apparently is assuming the scenario discussed here by TPM's Brian Beutler, that FEMA has just enough money to squeeze out the rest of the month (and the fiscal year), and will thus not need a supplemental appropriation.

      3:32 PM PT: PS, the info above on the two votes that will occur after this one comes from a Senate leadership aide.

      3:40 PM PT: AP says "Senate leaders reach pact to avoid partial government shutdown." No more details than what's sketched out here, yet.

      Be the change you want to see in the world. -Gandhi

      by DRo on Mon Sep 26, 2011 at 03:41:53 PM PDT

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