Another Continuing Resolution….
(the House already passed their version on the same bill)
This country doesn’t do annual budgets anymore it seems….
The Republican’s don’t trust this President …..
They want to keep a tight reign on him…..
The continuing resoluion will now go to the White House where the president is expected to sign it into law. The fundng of the government must be authorized before the new fiscal year begins on October 1.
Paul had been filibustering the Senate for days, delaying action by requiring the maximum amount of time be spent on each vote until he got a vote on his own bill, which failed, 10-81.
Numerous Republican senators stood up in opposition to Paul’s bill, calling it dangerous and irresponsible, especially to Israel. But Paul said he believed the American people were on his side.
“They don’t want to vote for this because they know they’re voting against the will of their constituents,” Paul said Friday on the floor.
Republican Sens. Mike Crapo (Idaho), Jim DeMint (S.C.), Chuck Grassley (Iowa), Mike Lee (Utah), Jerry Moran (Kan.) Paul, James Risch (Idaho), Pat Roberts (Kan.), Richard Shelby (Ala.) and Pat Toomey (Pa.) voted for Paul’s measure.
“Americans are crying out for us to stop giving out tax dollars to those who aren’t our friends,” DeMint said, after mentioning that Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) wouldn’t allow an amendment to Paul’s bill to loosen the language, which DeMint preferred and Paul agreed to.
There was a fair amount of opposition to the continuing resolution, — H.J.Res. 117 — which funds the government through March. The resolution that passed in the House last week puts the government on pace to spend $1.047 trillion in discretionary spending in 2013, the same level agreed to in last year’s Budget Control Act.
Some Republicans opposed the resolution because they wanted to fund the government for longer than six months. Manchin, the sole Democrat in opposition, said he didn’t want to keep kicking the can down the road.
“These continuing resolutions are suppose to be temporary, but it looks like they’ve become a permanent way of doing business,” Manchin said on the floor Thursday. “And it’s a bad way of doing business.”
The vote took place after Ron Paul’s attempt to end aid to Egypt, Libya, Pakistan and Yemen unless they met certain conditions was defeated….Share on Facebook