Democrats bailed out House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) from a predicament on Friday by helping him pass a bill to avert a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security. For one week.
The drama exploded when the House flamed out Friday afternoon by failing to pass a bill to fund DHS for a mere three weeks. The stunning failure of the GOP leadership's bill created uncertainty over DHS funding, prompting President Barack Obama to convene a meeting with key officials to brace for a shutdown.
The Senate acted first to approve a one-week "continuing resolution" to keep DHS funds flowing at existing levels. The measure was passed by a voice vote, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) subsequently adjourned the chamber until Monday afternoon.
The House went next, approving the one-week bill by an overwhelming 357-60 margin just two hours before the deadline, and sending the bill to Obama for his signature.
Before the vote, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) wrote a letter to Democrats urging them to support the legislation.
the ones that got in on fluke of stay homers and vowed to show us how they can govern better than Dems who they now are coming to hat in hand begging for our helping them once again kick the can down the road you remember they used to accuse Pres. of that when they blocked him and couldn't go further because of them. they filibustered did all sort of anti Obama things and when we take a page from their book they cry foul?
FYI they lied this is no way to run a gov't or the country they are jumping around from thing to thing like Gangnam style and getting still nothing done, without us and we in the interest of country and people bought them a week to get it done a year and a half they should only be two pages away from a good clean bill, or will they kick it again? this video if you look close it can depict the way things have been going with republicans, and now another work break