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House Passes Pork-Filled Bill To Fully Fund Government

• https://www.zerohedge.com, by Tyler Durden

The vote was 286-134, with 112 Republicans and 22 Dems against.

All 100 Senators will need to agree to a vote to pass the bill before midnight. If this fails to happen, the government would be forced into a partial shutdown on Saturday morning.

President Biden has urged Congress to pass it quickly so he can sign.

"This hasn't been a perfect process. But we should never let the perfect be the enemy of the good," said House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) in response to the House passage. "This is a good result for the American people."

The bill funds the departments of Homeland Security, State, Labor, Defense, Health and Human Services, among other things. Combined with the $459 billion bill passed earlier this month, the latest funding packages fully fund the federal government to the tune of $1.659 trillion through September, NBC reports.

House Freedom Caucus member Chip Roy (R-TX) railed against the fact that members only had around 24 hours to review the bill - and attacked his fellow Republicans for failing to secure immigration wins.

"My Republican colleagues cannot go campaign against mass parole and use the name of Laken Riley, because you pass a bill in her name, when you fund the very policies that lead to her death," said Roy on the House floor. "Any of my Republican colleagues you want to spend this year campaigning against open borders — it's a laugh. Because today, if you vote for this abomination of a bill, you will be voting to fund it. You will be voting to fund the very policies that you will campaign against."

In short, Democrats bailed out Johnson once again - the same move which resulted in the ouster of former Speaker Kevin McCarthy.

House GOP leaders are struggling with the funding bill, as Speaker Johnson needs at least 100 GOP votes in order to pass it today, Punchbowl News' Jake Sherman reports.


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