This is a disgrace…..
The Democrats again bail Boehner out with his party….
Republicans vowing to govern effectively as a congressional majority failed a fundamental test Friday, when House leaders managed to narrowly pass only a seven-day funding extension to avert a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security just hours before money was to run out.
The agreement was reached after a stunning and humiliating setback for Speaker John A. Boehner and his leadership team earlier Friday, when the House voted 224 to 203 against their original plan to extend funding for the department for three weeks — a position that Mr. Boehner had considered a fail-safe. More than 50 House Republicans defected, voting against the bill.
The House’s defeat of a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security exposed crippling internal divisions.
The speaker was rescued by Democrats, who supported his offer of a week-long extension because they believed it would lead to a vote next week on full funding for the department through the fiscal year, without the provisions of an original House bill that would have gutted President Obama’s executive action on immigration. Michael Steel, a spokesman for Mr. Boehner, said the speaker had made no promises or deals with House Democrats to guarantee such a vote…..Share on Facebook