The continuing resolution will be voted on suspension, meaning it will need a two-thirds vote of the House to pass. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) told reporters about the proposed stopgap bill, emphasizing the inclusion of disaster relief funds.
“The House is going to act so government will not shut down. We will put a clean funding stopgap on the floor to keep government open for 45 days so the House and Senate to get their work done. We will also, knowing what had transpired through the summer, the disasters in Florida, the horrendous fire in Hawaii and also disasters in California and Vermont. We will put the supplemental portion that the President asked for in disaster there to keeping the government open,” House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said.
Lawmakers are hoping to get a vote on the bill on the House floor within the next two hours before the Senate meets to vote on their continuing resolution proposal at 1 p.m. Republicans are optimistic the bill will get the necessary Democratic support to pass.
“I suspect a lot of Democrats will vote yes,” House Rules Committee Chairman Tom Cole (R-OK)
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