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By a vote of 219-203, the House just voted to pass a temporary funding bill that will keep the federal government in operation through November 18. Twenty-four Republicans voted nay and six Democrats voted aye.

Earlier today, Joan McCarter posted a good background primer on this vote, necessitated by a tea party revolt on John Boehner's right flank. A cadre of 50 of the most dystopian members of the GOP, who insisted (as they always do) that the stopgap spending bill did not cut enough, joined with Democrats to tank the legislation — much like a similar rebellion derailed Boehner's first gambit during the debt ceiling negotiations. Republicans didn't change much in this bill before the second vote, so it's not clear yet how Boehner managed to obtain a different result, but so he did.

And now we have another showdown with the Senate. Harry Reid:

"It fails to provide the relief that our fellow Americans need as they struggle to rebuild their lives in the wake of floods, wildfires and hurricanes, and it will be rejected by the Senate," said the Nevada Democrat, warning the Federal Emergency Management Agency could "run out of money as soon as Monday."

Here we go again.

Thu Sep 22, 2011 at 10:16 PM PT: Here is the full roll call.

Thu Sep 22, 2011 at 10:18 PM PT: Democrats voting "aye" were the same group that did so on Wednesday: Altmire, Holden, Kissell, McCarthy (NY), Michaud & Welch.

Thu Sep 22, 2011 at 10:32 PM PT: The 24 Republican nays all came from the same group of 48 that voted no on Wednesday: Amash, Austria, Broun (GA), DesJarlais, Duncan (SC), Flake, Franks (AZ), Gingrey (GA), Graves (GA), Huelskamp, Huizenga (MI), Hultgren, Jordan, King (IA), Lummis, Mack, McClintock, Mulvaney, Pearce, Poe (TX), Schweikert, Walsh (IL), Westmoreland & Wilson (SC).

Thu Sep 22, 2011 at 10:34 PM PT: So that finally brings us to the list of GOP switchers: Barletta, Bucshon, Burgess, Burton, Campbell, Canseco, Chaffetz, Fincher, Fleming, Gohmert, Gowdy, Johnson, Lamborn, Landry, Marchant, Miller, Neugebauer, Posey, Rohrabacher, Ross, Royce, Turner & Walberg.

Thu Sep 22, 2011 at 10:59 PM PT: Alright, last one. Do you want to know who the hardest-core dystopians are? The absolute wreckers? Boehner's biggest trouble-makers? Well, we've had several votes so far this year which have divided the GOP caucus — divided it between those who merely want to pillage the country for the sake of the oligarchs versus those who won't rest until all of America looks like a set from Mad Max. The votes I'm referring to are tonight's stopgap spending bill, a similar temporary funding bill from April, the second debt ceiling bill, and the absolute dead-ender Republican Study Committee budget resolution, also from April. A dozen Republicans voted against the first three (i.e., in favor of shutdown/default because of insufficient spending cuts) and for the final one (i.e., a vote that would make Humungus proud): Amash, Broun, Duncan, Graves, Huelskamp, Jordan, King, Mack, McClintock, Mulvaney, Walsh & Wilson.

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Comment Preferences

  •  Roll Call #727 is arriving shortly. (5+ / 0-)
  •  The crap bill they passed will... (8+ / 0-)

    kill jobs... I agree the Senate should vote this down, and hold firm, and see just how much the regressives want to shut down the government.

    "The United States will not be able to dictate the pace and scope of this change. Only the people of the region can do that. But we can make a difference." 3/28/11

    by BarackStarObama on Thu Sep 22, 2011 at 10:05:48 PM PDT

  •  So this could have been stopped w/o those (1+ / 0-)
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    jedennis

    six Democrats.  Who TF are these people?

    And if NY-09 had gone the other way Boehner may not have been able to whip that last vote.

    Sigh.

  •  Even Chamber of Commerce opposed cutting (8+ / 0-)

    money from auto technology program.

    From Politco

    Even with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce dissenting, Boehner chose to stick with plans to take $1.5 billion from an advanced technology manufacturing program for the auto industry
  •  This will need some analysis and digging... (0+ / 0-)

    See who the flippers are and what happens with/for them as a result.

    Should be interesting.

    "The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed." ~ Steven Biko

    by Marjmar on Thu Sep 22, 2011 at 10:20:52 PM PDT

  •  P. O. S. (1+ / 0-)
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    tardis10

    That goes for both Republicans and their bill.

    "He's the one, who likes all our pretty songs. And he likes to sing along. And he likes to shoot his gun. But he knows not what it means" - Kurt Cobain

    by Jeff Y on Thu Sep 22, 2011 at 10:22:32 PM PDT

  •  bewildered and dismayed. (0+ / 0-)

    for what possible reason... ?

    "Thu Sep 22, 2011 at 10:18 PM PT: Democrats voting "aye" were the same group that did so on Wednesday: Altmire, Holden, Kissell, McCarthy (NY), Michaud & Welch."
    they represent their constituents' wishes... ?
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    Addington's perpwalk is the trailhead of accountability for this wound to our national psyche. (But go ahead and arrest Rumsfeld, too.)

    by greenbird on Thu Sep 22, 2011 at 10:26:25 PM PDT

  •  They deserve a vacation... (0+ / 0-)

    amirite?

    Both the House and Senate were scheduled to be in recess next week, though Reid has suggested he may keep the Senate in session.

    House Republicans, on the other hand, plan to adjourn for that scheduled recess, leaving Leader Reid few options other than to pass the House measure in order to avert a government shutdown.

  •  every time i hear about this idea of having to (2+ / 0-)
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    tardis10, TRPChicago

    have a vote to keep government running, i'm reminded of the junkies whose loud arguments over piddling sums of money i used to overhear outside my window, all the time. call me intolerant, but hey- get functional already!

    bring your own petard.

  •  Crisis on demand? (4+ / 0-)
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    Christy1947, TDreamer, JanL, sodalis

    Ugh it seems like the GOP has figured out a way to create a crisis on any issue related to finance. All they have to do is waffle until the last minute, and suddenly we have a "funding emergency" where people will make shitty decisions just to get a bill passed. At least, this is what it looks like to me, but I am jaded / cynical from the debt ceiling debacle. Someone please tell me that's not what's happening.

    "The finest day that I've ever had was when I learned to cry on demand. Love myself better than you. I know it's wrong but what should I do?" -- Kurt Cobain

  •  How free (0+ / 0-)

    was the $$$$$ flowing in from the corporate sponsors? Or the booze?

    What do we want? Universal health care! When do we want it? Now!

    by cagernant on Thu Sep 22, 2011 at 10:36:50 PM PDT

  •  Those R N yo Y switchers (0+ / 0-)

    got bought off pretty cheaply.

    What point were they trying to make exactly?

    Ok, so I read the polls.

    by andgarden on Thu Sep 22, 2011 at 10:40:22 PM PDT

    •  They may be being pushed by both their (0+ / 0-)

      constituents' need, another storm with six inchesbeing due over the weekend with floods sure to follow, and avoiding the notion that when their constituents were in need, they needed to get away from the ideology being in the way.

      By the way, what was the 'profanity' the chair had to scold someone about. I turned on the sound when he was saying it and heard that little bit.

    •  Probably a mix of petulance (1+ / 0-)
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      To see what kind of damage they can cause the first time around. Then, when they have to act like "adults" (har har), they get to go home and say they forced John Boehner to do x, y, z. Doesn't matter how small the amounts are — they get to take credit for $100 mil for this or that. Anything that ends in an "illion" can always be made to sound big.

      Political Director, Daily Kos

      by David Nir on Thu Sep 22, 2011 at 11:09:56 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  There must have been a whole lotta whippin' (0+ / 0-)

    goin' on to force through this piece of crap legislation.

    "A man doesn't save a century, or a civilization, but a militant party wedded to a principle can." Adlai E. Stevenson, 1952 Democratic National Convention

    by Zutroy on Thu Sep 22, 2011 at 10:51:32 PM PDT

  •  Either they fear the great pumpkin, (0+ / 0-)

    or it's just that election season nears. Regrdless, glad 1 iota of sanity exists.

    "There's nothing in the dark that's not there when the lights are on" ~ Rod Serling

    by jwinIL14 on Thu Sep 22, 2011 at 11:22:31 PM PDT

  •  wreckers: (0+ / 0-)

    remember them.

    Amash, Broun, Duncan, Graves, Huelskamp, Jordan, King, Mack, McClintock, Mulvaney, Walsh and Wilson

    Addington's perpwalk is the trailhead of accountability for this wound to our national psyche. (But go ahead and arrest Rumsfeld, too.)

    by greenbird on Thu Sep 22, 2011 at 11:58:39 PM PDT

  •  WE ARE THE TEA PARTY! (0+ / 0-)

    Gasoline made from the tar sands gives a Toyota Prius the same impact on climate as a Hummer using gasoline made from oil. ~ Al Gore

    by Lefty Coaster on Fri Sep 23, 2011 at 12:02:48 AM PDT

  •  The House Republicans (1+ / 0-)
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    ..are aiming for the mythical and never yet accomplished zero percent congressional approval rating.

    Because "government is bad" or some other psychotic nonsense.

    The masquerade really is forever.Tomorrow never comes.

    by Anthony Page aka SecondComing on Fri Sep 23, 2011 at 01:53:12 AM PDT

  •  Ahmadinejad goes full 9/11 truther (0+ / 0-)

    in front of the whole UN!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/...

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said he believes - as an engineer - the World Trade Center towers could not have been brought down by aircraft.

    man,  what a nut-job that guy is.

     Would be almost funny if he wasn't moving towards having nukes in his arsenal

    "The death penalty is never about the criminal. They've already done their worst. The question is always "will we join them"?" - jlynne

    by Hopeful Skeptic on Fri Sep 23, 2011 at 02:02:37 AM PDT

    •  sorry for the OT comment... (0+ / 0-)

      I thought I was in the open thread below.

      "The death penalty is never about the criminal. They've already done their worst. The question is always "will we join them"?" - jlynne

      by Hopeful Skeptic on Fri Sep 23, 2011 at 02:04:04 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  Yeah, right (0+ / 0-)

      And, those guys that highjacked the planes were actually CIA operatives that weere brainwashed into doing it by people in our government that wanted to have a war in the Middle East.

      Sure...we got that.

      - If you don't like gay marriage, blame straight people. They're the ones who keep having gay babies.

      by r2did2 on Fri Sep 23, 2011 at 04:13:39 AM PDT

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  •  Why not a spending bill for an entire year? (0+ / 0-)

    What's with these almost monthly spending bills?  

    What a way to run a railroad !!!

    - If you don't like gay marriage, blame straight people. They're the ones who keep having gay babies.

    by r2did2 on Fri Sep 23, 2011 at 04:11:18 AM PDT

  •  I work for FEMA at a disaster site (1+ / 0-)
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    and we've been told if the Congress doesn't pass a funding bill we don't show up for work Monday morning.

    "Maybe life's meaning is not so much found, as it is made." Opus, by Berke Breathed

    by Lisa in Bama on Fri Sep 23, 2011 at 04:16:31 AM PDT

  •  What GOP leadership we have in our House! (0+ / 0-)

    So, let's see: the House Republicans vote for a bill which barely passes, that's nearly identical to a bill they voted down a day ago - both bills they know will not pass the Senate - so that the GOP-controlled House ultimately can either (1) vote on some other bill that won't shut the government down or (2) force a stalemate that will shut the government down.

    And what precipitated this legislative disaster is the need for disaster relief in a year with record national, multi-state disasters.

    What a pathetic batch of ideological zealots!

    Obama and strong Democratic majorities in 2012!

    by TRPChicago on Fri Sep 23, 2011 at 05:40:30 AM PDT

  •  So much for negotiating a position until the (0+ / 0-)

    StuporCommittee meets.  They keep putting cuts into the Continuing Resolution.

    The Senate should strike out the cuts from last year's negotiated budget, include the Emergency funds for FEMA and send it back.

    Then the Republicans can cut their September summer vacation (#43) and come back for a vote.

    "Don't dream it, be it" - Brad, Janet and Frank

    by captainlaser on Fri Sep 23, 2011 at 07:26:52 AM PDT

  •  Nice to know (0+ / 0-)

    I know the old saying is 'politics is local', but I can't believe that the constituents of the nihilist 12 want the US economy to get worse. The anti-American dozen have proven they either don't understand the effect of their votes or don't care. The TeaTaliban dozen have yet to show me that they are no better than the real Taliban. My hope is the local Dem party are paying super close attention and can highlight both the silly statements and destructive votes these Representatives have made. These districts are no doubt stacked in favor of the GOP, but with careful and thoughtful campaigning the citizens should be able to see through the nonsense and vote for anyone but their current Representatives.

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