Government Shutdown Now Certain: Next House Vote After Deadline

For the second time in one month, the US government will be shut down... if only for 3-6 hours, and potentially much longer.

As we explained earlier, a last minute Senate vote to approve the bipartisan "budget-busting, cap-lifting, debt-ceiling extending" two year budget deal is on hold at the moment as Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul prevents its advancement. Furthermore, as discussed earlier, the White House has instructed critical agencies to begin shutdown preparations for a government shutdown should a deal not be reached before midnight when the funding lapse expires.

This now appears certain because as Bloomberg reports, according to House majority whip Steve Scalies, "At this point, we expect next votes in the House to occur at very roughly 3:00-6:00 a.m."

And since midnight is the deadline for a deal, that would guarantee at least a short U.S. government funding lapse, and potentially a protracted one if for some reason the scheduled vote is once again delayed.

As a reminder, uber-deficit hawk, Rand Paul has been pushing for an amendment to maintain budget caps, but Senate sources say leaders have no plan to give Paul such a concession, meaning that he can continue to prevent a vote until after midnight, when government funding runs out.

When the Senate eventually gets to a vote - some time on Friday morning, the measure will likely have enough support to pass. However, and this is where things get tricky, even if the Senate approves the legislation Thursday night, a suddenly divided House, where Nancy Pelosi's Dreamer stunt has stumped her Democratic colleagues, still needs to pass it and get it to President Donald Trump's desk.

In other words, today was bad for the market. Tomorrow could be much worse.



kralizec TruxtonSpangler Fri, 02/09/2018 - 07:35 Permalink

I predicted this, wisely based upon past experience...and lo and behold Rand nails it!


"When the Democrats are in power, Republicans appear to be the conservative party," Paul said at one point. "But when Republicans are in power, it seems there is no conservative party. The hypocrisy hangs in the air and chokes anyone with a sense of decency or intellectual honesty."


Yup.  The Establishment.  Until people throw it off one way or another...SSDD.

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Jung LasVegasDave Thu, 02/08/2018 - 23:06 Permalink

They kill anybody who does not do their bidding, including you if you dare to speak against anything they do. The Jews are good at war profiteering, murdering women and children and lying. They can make anybody appear as bad, but manage to escape themselves into hiding behind the backs of their mates (the military of the US which does whatever they dictate). 

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Mr_Potatohead agNau Thu, 02/08/2018 - 21:57 Permalink

LOL.  For that to be true, Pelosi's grandson's friend (Antonio) would have to be the grandson of Loretta.  So, Antonio's mom or dad would have to be Loretta's son or daughter.  For all of this to happen, Pelosi's son/daughter must be spending time with Loretta's son/daughter. Sounds kinda swamp-like to me.  Whattaya think?

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apoplectic query Thu, 02/08/2018 - 21:16 Permalink

During the last shutdown, the geoengineering in the sky stopped for five days here in Las Vegas. It was nice to see blue skies again. I say shutdown and stay down, you fuckers!


MK ULTRA Alpha shankster Thu, 02/08/2018 - 21:44 Permalink

I wonder why the government can't be cut back, many of these agencies duplicate state agencies. Federal agencies have grown and have exceeded the mandate creating them.

Abolish obsolete agencies and sell government assets, land and buildings.

17 intelligence agencies with over 200,000 contractors must be reformed. (It's so screwed up, a British spy most likely still working for MI6 was providing position papers for Clinton's State Department Ukraine coup and the spending of $4 billion for the coup. There are too many intelligence agencies it's causing confusion and misinformation(fake intelligence) is common.)

This nation needs a great purge of the federal government. However, this budget preserves the armies of incompetence. We believed Trump was going to cut the government, reform the government, but the political capital to do so is being torn apart by every small insignificant point by a paid war to destroy the president.

Millions and millions of dollars are being thrown into the war to destroy the president, media running constant negative stories, Rosenstein/Mueller and don't forget crazy Schiff, or crazy Pelosi, it's a circus show for a businessman use to getting things done.

The Deep State, a mix of the agencies, hold overs and lifers is doing everything to destroy Trump, they know a massive RIF, reduction in force ends their hold on the nation.

The budget excuse could be used to purge the government of 500,000 workers and their armies of contractors.

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LetThemEatRand Thu, 02/08/2018 - 21:19 Permalink

Rand Paul is engaging in theater, but at least he's doing something.  Trump could veto the bill when it hits his desk and actually stop this train wreck.  But he won't.   

insanelysane Thu, 02/08/2018 - 21:21 Permalink

Shut it down.  Disband FBI and send their cases to US Marshals.  Should the payroll companies stop withholding Federal taxes?  That would be a double bonus!!!

wisefool Thu, 02/08/2018 - 21:36 Permalink

Been watching CSPAN on repeat for the last 3 hours (since he stopped the original speech)

If you think jet fuel can melt steel beams it would be a crime to tell that to robert muller. It is not a crime for him because he is FBI actual.

please pay your taxes folks.

homebody wisefool Thu, 02/08/2018 - 22:57 Permalink

Not just the fuel you idiot, all the furniture, paper, carpets, ... all very flammable and lasting hot fire.  If you have ever been in a structure fire, you would know.  You can't cure stupid.  Steel beams do not melt in a fire - they lose strength and bend, pulling the structure down.

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Wrenching Away duckandcover Fri, 02/09/2018 - 01:09 Permalink

I used to live in northern baltimore county MD. Know who else happens to be headquartered there? A little secretive company called CDI, or Controlled Demolition Inc. You may or may not recognize the name, but they are the go to company globally when you want to blow up a building, stadium, etc.  Well, through chance, one of their employees became a customer of mine, and I got to know him somewhat. I once talked to him about 9/11, because I had read all the conspiracy theories. I asked, Is it possible that unbeknownst to all the people working on and in the building, a team of demoliton people wired the buildings, and then blew them after the planes hit?"  He just looked at me strangely, and then laughed in my face. Absofuckinglutely not is what he told me. I don't know shit about explosives, but he travels the world blowing up buildings, so I'm taking his word on it. Of course then again, maybe his company was the one who wired up the twin towers....Oh god! Where's the reynold's wrap, I need to make a new hat.

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Anonymous (not verified) Thu, 02/08/2018 - 21:41 Permalink

"Government shutdown now certain ..."

I will only get excited IF the workers are not paid AND all taxes are refunded AND it lasts forever ...

Otherwise, this is like being teased by a Vietnamese hooker ... like the ones that admin this site ...