Debt Deal Passes House, Will Be Voted On In Senate Tuesday

 

The House has voted 269-161 to pass the new debt ceiling bill compromise proposed this morning, providing bipartisan support to a deal that both sides appear to be holding their noses over accepting. The Senate is expected to vote at noon eastern on Tuesday to pass the bill, sending it to the President’s desk to be signed just before the Tuesday deadline for potential debt default.

Although Tea Party Senate members had floated the idea of a potential filibuster, it appears that though many will not support the bill, they will not stall its final passage.

Perhaps the most notable yes vote tonight was that of Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who returned to the House to cast her first vote since being shot last January.

 

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51 comments

Marilyn L.
Marilyn L.5 years ago

The shameful actions of the Republican Party, and the Tea Party folks are part of them, is appalling and disgusting. If you want to see the change President Obama promise than vote to get rid of these Republicans. They care not for this country or her people, they care only for corporations and the money donated by these corporations so they can keep their seats. BUT WAIT A MINUTE, money or no, it is the people who case their vote. Do your own research, study the candidates, review the past 8 years under Bush and the 3+ years under President Obama. If that's not enough look at the record of both parties and see who is for the people. If one does these things, then only a fool would vote Republican.

mary l.
mary l.5 years ago

The Washington Post babbled again today about Obama inheriting a huge deficit from Bush. Amazingly enough, a lot of people swallow this BULL.

Budgets do not come from the White House. They come from Congress and the party that controlled Congress since January 2007 is the Democratic Party.
Furthermore, the Democrats controlled the budget process for FY 2008 & FY 2009 as well as FY 2010 & FY 2011. In that first year, they had to contend with George Bush, which caused them to compromise on spending, when Bush somewhat belatedly got tough on spending increases. For FY 2009 though, Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid bypassed George Bush entirely, passing continuing resolutions to keep government running until Barack Obama could take office. At that time, they passed a massive omnibus spending bill to complete the FY 2009 budgets. And where was Barack Obama during this time? He was a member of that very Congress that passed all of these massive spending bills, and he signed the omnibus bill as President to complete FY 2009. Let's remember what the deficits looked like during that period: (below)
If the Democrats inherited any deficit, it was the FY 2007 deficit, the last of the Republican budgets. That deficit was the lowest in five years, and the fourth straight decline in deficit spending. After that, Democrats in Congress took control of spending, and that includes Barack Obama, who voted for the budgets.

If Obama inherited anything, he inherited it from himself. I

mary l.
mary l.5 years ago

The Washington Post babbled about Obama inheriting a huge deficit from Bush. Amazingly enough, a lot of people swallow this BULL.

So once more, a short civics lesson.

Budgets do not come from the White House. They come from Congress and the party that controlled Congress since January 2007 is the Democratic Party.

Furthermore, the Democrats controlled the budget process for FY 2008 & FY 2009 as well as FY 2010 & FY 2011.

In that first year, they had to contend with George Bush, which caused them to compromise on spending, when Bush somewhat belatedly got tough on spending increases.

For FY 2009 though, Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid bypassed George Bush entirely, passing continuing resolutions to keep government running until Barack Obama could take office. At that time, they passed a massive omnibus spending bill to complete the FY 2009 budgets.

And where was Barack Obama during this time? He was a member of that very Congress that passed all of these massive spending bills, and he signed the omnibus bill as President to complete FY 2009. Let's remember what the deficits looked like during that period: (below)



If the Democrats inherited any deficit, it was the FY 2007 deficit, the last of the Republican budgets. That deficit was the lowest in five years, and the fourth straight decline in deficit spending. After that, Democrats in Congress took control of spending, and that includes Barack Obama, who voted for the budgets.


If Obama

mary l.
mary l.5 years ago

The Washington Post babbled about Obama inheriting a huge deficit from Bush. Amazingly enough, a lot of people swallow this BULL.

So once more, a short civics lesson.

Budgets do not come from the White House. They come from Congress and the party that controlled Congress since January 2007 is the Democratic Party.

Furthermore, the Democrats controlled the budget process for FY 2008 & FY 2009 as well as FY 2010 & FY 2011.

In that first year, they had to contend with George Bush, which caused them to compromise on spending, when Bush somewhat belatedly got tough on spending increases.

For FY 2009 though, Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid bypassed George Bush entirely, passing continuing resolutions to keep government running until Barack Obama could take office. At that time, they passed a massive omnibus spending bill to complete the FY 2009 budgets.

And where was Barack Obama during this time? He was a member of that very Congress that passed all of these massive spending bills, and he signed the omnibus bill as President to complete FY 2009. Let's remember what the deficits looked like during that period: (below)



If the Democrats inherited any deficit, it was the FY 2007 deficit, the last of the Republican budgets. That deficit was the lowest in five years, and the fourth straight decline in deficit spending. After that, Democrats in Congress took control of spending, and that includes Barack Obama, who voted for the budgets.


If Obama

Lawrence E. J.
Lawrence Johnson5 years ago

Linda C and Vance D According to Transparency International ratings, Australia and twenty other countries have more transparency in government than does the USA. Transparency in government is no excuse for acting like idiots.

Winn Adams
Winn Adams5 years ago

Glad at least this part has been voted on and passed. Now on to next . . . . . . . . . .

Samuel K.
Samuel K.5 years ago

We the People has become, We The CORPORATIONS? WE ARE UNDER ATTACK PEOPLE! TIME to Fight Back! Elect Teachers, Firemen, Police? WORKERS!! You know REAL AMERICANS!

Patrick F.
Patrick f.5 years ago

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/make-philip-davies-apologize-for-insensitive-remarks-about-the-less-fortunate/

Linda T.
Linda T.5 years ago

I hope the progressives in congress have been taking notes on the Tea Party black mailing bargining tricks. You will need them to undo the harm the Tea Party has inflicted on our country.

Alfred Supe
Alfred Supe5 years ago

An old saying that is now more apparently true than ever is

"Friends don't let friends vote Republican."

They STILL repeat the mantra of the "Trickle-down Theory", despite the fact that ONLY demand spurs greater production ( to satisfy the demand ), thus spurring more jobs. Without the demand, the rich only put more of their money into offshore numbered accounts, and the poor only get poorer. Thanks, Tea Party Republicans, for screwing the middle-class and the poor again. Oh, and BTW, the money backing the Tea Party comes from the rich. Some of the aims may be good - less debt certainly is - but the "no taxes" aim IS ONLY aimed at the rich. Wake up, America !!!